Tomato Basil Tuna Steaks Recipe

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Be prepared to reel in raves when you place this fabulous fish dish on the table. It's moist and flavorful, topped off with basil, tomato and cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 tuna or 4 salmon steaks (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook tuna in oil over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Transfer to a broiler pan. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Cover with basil leaves. Top with tomato and cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil-Tomato Tuna Steaks in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p198

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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