Seared Bluefin Tuna with Basil Pesto

Seared Bluefin Tuna with Basil Pesto

Fresh, hearty, and delicious, this Seared Bluefin Tuna with Fresh Basil Pesto is the perfect hero of any meal. Serve with steamed veggies, greek salad, or a scrumptious potato bake and enjoy some decadence on a chilly winter night.

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  • 100g Dinko Bluefin tuna steak
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp red pepper chilli flakes


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spread the pine nuts on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until toasted. Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

2 Place the pine nuts, fresh basil leaves, garlic cloves (halved) and shredded parmesan in a food processor and process until roughly chopped. With the motor running, gradually add the 5 tbsp olive oil in a thin steady stream until well combined. Set aside.

3 Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, then lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray.

4 Coat the Dinko Southern Bluefin Tuna steak with salt and pepper, then place tuna in the skillet. Sear tuna for two minutes on each side.

5 Place tuna steak on a plate and top with basil pesto. Top with chilli flakes (optional).

6 Serve immediately.


Tuna Steak

Dinko Bluefin Tuna steak portions will be cut at your request or can be purchased in pack sizes of 150-200g. The fish is frozen and fresh, so it is available to you any time of the year.

Bluefin Tuna Loin

Each pack of Dinko sashimi-grade Southern Bluefin Tuna contains an akami (top) and toro (bottom) loin. And because we use our innovative super freezing technology to lock in their ocean fresh flavour and quality, you can get this product all year round.


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