Gremolata poached tuna & bean salad

3 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3

For the gremolata poached tuna:

2 tuna steaks

a good bunch of parsley – finely chopped

1 clove of garlic – crushed

finely grated rind of 1 lemon

olive oil – 100 ml

For the bean salad:

dried cannellini beans – soaked overnight in cold water – 150 g

green beans – trimmed – 150 g

cherry tomatoes – 125 g

¼ red onion – finely sliced

¼ small fennel bulb – thinly sliced (save fronds for garnish)

Kalamata olives – pitted and roughly chopped – 30 g

bunch of parsley – roughly chopped

rocket – handful

For the dressing:

extra-virgin olive oil – 40 ml

white wine vinegar – 1 tablepsoon

fennel seeds – toasted – ¼ teaspoon


  • Soak the beans overnight, drain, place in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and cook until tender (40-50 minutes). Drain and set aside to cool.
  • For the gremolata-poached tuna:
    Mix together the parsley, garlic and lemon rind in a bowl and season to taste.
  • Place in a Ziploc bag and add the tuna steak (obviously as there are 2 steaks you’ll be using 2 bags and dividing the ingredients between each).
  • Shake to coat evenly with herb mixture, add the olive oil and seal the bag, pressing out any excess air.
  • Place this inside another Ziploc bag and seal (hopefully this should give you a good water-tight seal.
  • Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to the boil, remove from the heat and drop in the TunaBags. Stand until tuna is cooked through (30 – 40 minutes).
  • For the dressing:
    Combine the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • For the salad:
    Blanch the green beans in boiling water until tender (2-3 minutes), drain, refresh in cold water and drain again. Place in a bowl with the other salad ingredients. Pour over the dressing and mix together. Season if necessary.
  • Divide between 2 plates and top with a tuna steak.
  • Serve with a suggestion of liquid nitrogen.


Gremolata Poached Tuna & Bean Salad, photo 1
Gremolata Poached Tuna & Bean Salad, photo 2
Gremolata Poached Tuna & Bean Salad, photo 3


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