Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish


Introducing our Oceanic Elegance Bluefin Tuna, a dish that marries the exquisite taste of fresh bluefin tuna with a vibrant, refreshing relish. Each bite of the delicately seared tuna, complemented by the tangy flavors of olive, cucumber, and cilantro, offers a symphony of tastes and textures. It's a culinary masterpiece that beautifully showcases the bounty of the sea with a touch of garden freshness.

Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 portion (approximately 150g of tuna)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 320mg


  • Fresh bluefin tuna steaks: 4 (600g total)
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish:
  • Pitted green olives, chopped: 1 cup (150g)
  • Cucumber, finely diced: 1 medium (150g)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 1/4 cup (15g)
  • Red onion, finely chopped: 1/4 cup (40g)
  • Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Relish Preparation: In a bowl, combine chopped olives, diced cucumber, cilantro, red onion, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, mix well, and set aside.
  2. Season Tuna: Brush bluefin tuna steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear Tuna: Heat a skillet over high heat. Sear tuna steaks for 1-2 minutes on each side, depending on the desired level of doneness.
  4. Rest and Slice: Let the tuna steaks rest for a few minutes, then slice them.
  5. Assemble and Serve: Plate the sliced tuna and top with the olive, cucumber, and cilantro relish.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Quality of Tuna: Use the freshest bluefin tuna you can find for optimal flavor.
  • Don't Overcook: Bluefin tuna is best enjoyed seared on the outside and rare on the inside.
  • Relish Prep: Make the relish ahead of time to let the flavors meld.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I grill the tuna? 

Yes, grilling instead of searing is a great option.

Is this dish gluten-free? 

Yes, it's naturally gluten-free.

Can I replace bluefin with another type of tuna? 

Yes, yellowfin tuna is a good substitute.

As you indulge in the Oceanic Elegance Bluefin Tuna, let the harmonious blend of sea and garden flavors transport you to a coastal haven. This dish is not just a meal; it's an exquisite sea-to-table experience that captures the essence of fine dining. Bon appétit!