Pickled Tuna Recipe

Jessica Published March 19, 2020

You’ll love this tuna recipe!

How To Make Pickled Tuna

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  • 1 lb. fresh tuna steak
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 canned jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup white wine vinegar


  • Put tuna in a medium stockpot.
  • Add 1/2 inch of water.
  • Cover and heat on low until fish is cooked through.
  • The fish should flake easily with a fork.
  • When cool, flake fish and put in a small bowl.
  • Pour lime juice over fish and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Peel onion and slice into 1/8-inch rounds.
  • Peel and mince the garlic.
  • Cut jalapenos into thin strips.
  • Slice olives into 1/4-inch rounds.
  • Heat oil to medium temperature in a medium frying pan.
  • Add onion, garlic, and chilies.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes, until onion is limp but not brown.
  • Stir in oregano and cumin.
  • Stir in vinegar and bring to a boil.
  • Pour sauce over fish and stir until well coated.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
  • Garnish with olive slices.


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