Pan-seared tuna with cherry tomato jam


Andrea Moio

Cook & Prep Time

30 min



Pan-seared tuna with cherry tomato jam

This simple recipe is elevated by top quality ingredients and the surprising combination of the cherry tomato jam with tuna – perfect for a relaxing dinner party!


  • 4 slices of yellow-fin tuna, about 100 g each
  • 300g canned organic cherry tomatoes, drained
  • 100g sugar
  • salt
  • a few leaves of basil


Step 1

Put the organic cherry tomatoes in a saucepan. Season with the sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and jam-like, about 20 minutes. You'll know it's done when you scrape a spoon across the bottom of the pot. Keep warm for serving.

Step 2

Heat a cast iron griddle, pan-sear the tuna for one or two minutes on each side, and season with salt.

Step 3

Slice the tuna steaks across the grain on a wooden board (you can serve at table if you like). Serve the tuna slices with the warm cherry tomato jam on the side, and garnished with a few leaves of basil.