Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks

Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks

This sensational Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks has been my favorite tuna salad recipe for many, many years. It’s easy to understand why: the salad is delicious, fresh, healthy and easy to prepare. It can become a delicious dinner for two, or a starter for a meal with friends. Would you like to know how to prepare Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks? Keep reading.

Ingredients for Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks:

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 egg (room temperature)
2 thick slices white bread
½  head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
2 tuna loin steaks
80gr shaved parmesan cheese
½ lemon
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1 tbs capers
1 tbs fresh cream
200gr marinated anchovy fillets or 200gr crispy bacon (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation for Caesar Salad with Tuna Loin Steaks:

Fry the cubed bread in oil in a ceramic/non-stick pan. Add garlic and salt. Stir fry the bread cubes until they are evenly coated. Keep frying until the croutons become golden, then put them aside on a plate covered with a paper towel. The paper towel should absorb excess oil.

Mix the egg yolk with lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, anchovy, fresh cream, mustard and capers in a blender or a bowl. Whisk until smooth, then slowly add the oil in a steady stream. Keep whisking. If you add the oil too quickly, the dressing will curdle.

Rub the tuna steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear the steaks in a ceramic pan for two minutes in total (if you prefer your tuna raw) or four minutes (if you like it well done). Remove the tuna steaks from the pan and keep them warm.

Add the chopped romaine lettuce in a large bowl. Mix in some capers and (optional) the chopped crispy fried bacon. Pour half of the dressing over the salad, toss gently, then add the remaining dressing, the Parmesan cheese and the croutons. Toss again.

Divide the content onto two large plates and place the tuna loin steaks on top of the salad.

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