Seared Tuna with Arugula Salad: Simple, Quick, Improptu!


  • 4 (6-ounce) Yellowfin tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 cups arugula leaves
  • 2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 small bulb)


  1. Sprinkle tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet with onions and spices over medium-high heat. Add tuna steaks; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired.
  2. Combine 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil, and juice in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add arugula and fennel; toss well. Place about 2 cups salad on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tuna steak. DSC_2776.jpg.scaled.1000
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