Calabrian-Style Tuna

Calabrian-Style Tuna

Meaty tuna—we recommend fresh, but jarred also works—stands up to the bold, chili-infused tomato sauce. Pro tip: Moderate the heat on your pan as noted below to reach proper sear when needed (for protein) and gentle heat when needed (for aromatics).

Made with Passata

Tomato Puree retains the bright red color of tomatoes and has a velvety composition with an intense but sweet taste.

cooking sketch 20 min (COOK TIME: 5 min / PREP TIME: 15 min)

cooking sketch Medium


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 fresh tuna fillets (6 oz.)
  • 1- tsp 1/4 kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp pepper, divided
  • 2 oz chopped pancetta
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 small)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Calabrian chilis in oil*
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup Mutti® Tomato Puree (Passata)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, divided
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Calabrian-Style Tuna: Method

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sprinkle tuna with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Sear tuna 2 minutes per side until just cooked through. Remove from pan; set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add pancetta and shallots into same pan. Sauté until shallots are slightly caramelized, 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chilis, garlic, and anchovies; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine, increase heat to medium-high, and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in Mutti® Tomato Puree and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons parsley and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Return tuna to pan and simmer 2 minutes. Garnish with remaining parsley and serve.

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