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4 different ways to cook tuna in the oven

baked tuna

There are various ways to prepare the tuna in the oven, all equally simple and perfect if you are looking for a second course of fish that makes you look great.

The tuna is a variety of fish characterized by a red meat . There are several varieties: alletterato, tombarello, bonito and lanzardo and all of them lend themselves to the realization of the recipes we are about to offer you. In fact, preparing the tuna in the oven gives great satisfaction. Like all fish main courses, it does not require great processing but only the right combination of ingredients.

Whether you decide to prepare the whole tuna baked in foil, with potatoes, with lemon or Mediterranean style, the result will be nothing short of amazing. Ready to put yourself in the stove, or rather in the oven?

baked tuna
baked tuna

How to prepare the recipe for baked tuna

  1. First clean the fish thoroughly by removing the scales, fins and entrails. You can also ask your fishmonger to do this step for you.
  2. The simplest way to cook tuna in the oven is with lemon so let's start with this. Season the inside of the fish with a pinch of salt and pepper, place a sprig of rosemary and a clove of garlic to taste.
  3. In a sufficiently large baking dish, arrange a bed of lemon slices and then lay the fish on top. Sprinkle it with a drizzle of oil and cook at 180 ° C for an hour . Serve it hot.

Variants of the classic recipe

You can also cook the tuna in the oven in foil. In this case, the cleaned fish should be placed in the center of a sheet of parchment paper . Put two slices of lemon in the belly of the fish, season with salt and pepper and always bake at 180 ° C for an hour , serving with a side dish to taste.

Given the long cooking times, the idea of ​​preparing the tuna in the oven with potatoes is particularly apt. In this case, place the tuna in the center of a baking sheet and all around the potatoes cut into 1.5 cm chunks . Season with oil, salt and pepper and cook at 180 ° C for an hour . Alternatively, you can also prepare a bed of potatoes by placing them under the fish after cutting them into slices of half a centimeter.

The Mediterranean-style baked tuna is a second course of fish that encompasses all the flavors of this splendid sea. After having cleaned it, place it in a baking dish and distribute all around 20 cherry tomatoes cut in half, 1 tablespoon of olives and 1 teaspoon of desalted capers . Season with a pinch of oregano , salt and pepper and oil and cook at 180 ° C for 30 minutes.

Now that you know how to cook a domestic tuna there is nothing that can stop you. We also recommend you try the finest baked tuna : it's really great!


The tuna can be kept for a maximum of one day in the refrigerator where it must still be kept covered.

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