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Seared Tuna in Orange Butter

Serves 4


  • 50g Australian butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cointreau
  • 4 tuna steaks, cut into cubes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • small cos lettuce leaves, to serve
  • julienne of orange rind, for garnish
  • spring onions, for garnish
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  1. 1. Combine butter, orange rind, ginger and Cointreau. Heat a frypan to very hot. Add flavoured butter and swirl to coat the pan.
  2. 2. Cook the tuna in two batches for 3 minutes or until the outside is well browned and the centre is still very pink. Do not overcook. Season well.
  3. 3. Arrange lettuce leaves on serving plates, top with tuna cubes and garnish with orange rind and spring onions.

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serve:
Energy (kj) 912
Protein (g) 32
Fat, Total (g) 7
Carbohydrates (g) 5
Sodium (mg) 0
Calcium (mg) 27
Iron (mg) 0


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