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Seared Tuna with Fennel & Thyme Serves 4

  • Ingredients:

  • 4 x 200g (7oz) tuna, defrosted
  • sea salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Marinade:
  • 3 tbsp Pernod
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teasp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 teasp fennel seeds, crushed


  1. Season the fish and place in a shallow dish.
  2. Mix the Pernod, oil, lemon rind and juice, thyme and fennel in a bowl.  Pour over the fish and leave to marinate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat a lightly oiled griddle pan or a heavy-based frying pan, over a high heat.  When hot, cook the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.

Recipe kindly donated by The Seafish Industry