I love fresh tuna and had been looking for a Tuna Caesar Salad Recipe to try. This caesar salad recipe from Hell’s Kitchen really appealed to me, it looks amazing and had some fantastic ingredients. I wasn’t able to buy fresh anchovies, so I used anchovy fillets in olive oil. This recipe scored 7.25/10, read on to find out more.
Waitrose fresh tuna steak, Olive Oil, Waitrose little gem lettuce, John West anchovies in olive oil, Waitrose fresh garlic, Waitrose parmesan cheese, Free range egg yolk, Maille dijon mustard, Fresh lemon juice, Lee & Perrins worcestershire sauce. 7/10
Level of difficulty
The recipe was very simple and easy to prepare. Achieving the correct balance of flavours in the dressing, is probably the only area that might cause problems. 7/10
Time taken to prepare
This was a very quick recipe, the tuna is seared for 2 minutes on each side, this time should be adjusted, depending on the thickness of the tuna. The caesar salad dressing takes the longest time, but everything can go into a liquidiser or food processor. 8/10
The tuna was simply prepared and really delicious. The steaks were quite thin, so while they were still pink, they probably didn’t need as much cooking. I didn’t use fresh anchovies, so that might have had a slight difference on the flavour, but that the balance of flavours in the caesar salad dressing was overpowered by the amount of dijon mustard that the recipe required. I think that it would have benefited from a little more grated parmesan in the caesar dressing as well. 7/10
This is a very quick and simple recipe to throw together and would make a perfect lunch or light supper meal. The tuna makes a lovely change to the usual chicken caesar salad. For me, the recipe was missing croutons and I would add them, if I made it again. 7.25/10