Sweet and Sour Celery with BBQ Tuna Steaks

Sweet and Sour Celery with BBQ Tuna Steaks
Tuna steaks pair nicely with this sweet and sour saute of celery, onions, and capers. A quick and easy side dish for your next barbecue or grilled meat.
Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: Serves 4
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  • 2 celery hearts, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 2¼ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 fresh tuna steaks
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Add the chopped celery heart and cook for a further 3 - 4 minutes until beginning to soften.
  2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and cook over a medium heat until the tomatoes become pulpy.
  3. Add the capers, sugar and vinegar. Turn up the heat and cook until the vinegar has evaporated. Set aside.
  4. Heat a griddle or BBQ and brush the tuna with a little oil and season.
  5. Place the tuna in the hot pan and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. (1 minute each side for rare, 4 minutes each side for well done).
  6. Serve the tuna steaks topped with the celery mixture and scatter over chopped parsley.
  7. Season to taste and serve.


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