Chef's Notes Plus

Group Staycation, Destination: Sicily

Our bodies might still be stuck at home, at least partially, but if you’re like us, your mind is wandering. Remembering past vacations is fun, but mentally planning future journeys (and imagining what we would eat first!) is the sort of optimistic thinking we need. Our travel buckets lists are […]

Main Dishes

Linguine with Tuna and Anchovies

Serves 4 to 6 Look for high-quality anchovies and canned tuna imported from Italy, Spain, and Portugal (they really know their tinned fish!). You can make the sauce for this dish ahead of time, through Step 2, if you like. Reheat it before moving on to Step 3 the night […]

Main Dishes

Olive Oil–Poached Tuna Provençal

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 quart olive oil 2 thyme sprigs 2 rosemary sprigs 4 bay leaves, preferably fresh 1 head garlic, peeled 1 1/2 lb tuna fillet Directions In a small saucepan, combine the olive oil with the thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and garlic and heat to […]

Free Recipes, Sandwiches

Pan Bagnat

Makes 8 Servings Sandwich & Dressing Ingredients 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped basil 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 4 anchovy fillets 1 jalapeño, roasted, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ciabatta rolls or 2 baguettes 1 lb drained oil-packed tuna, flaked 1 […]

Main Dishes

Potato Salad with Tuna, Olives, and Red Peppers

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 lb new potatoes Salt to taste 2 large red bell peppers, seeded and diced 1 cup pitted green olives, halved One 8-oz can oil-packed tuna, drained 1/4 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon mild paprika […]


Salade Niçoise

Makes 6 servings This is a hearty salad, perfect for a main course at any meal. You’ll want to look for high-quality tuna to feature in your salad, or make your own! If you can’t find small Niçoise olives, you can use Kalamata.

Main Dishes

Seared Tuna with Salsa Verde

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 lb 4 oz yellow fin tuna fillet 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper Salsa Verde 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus as needed, divided use 2 cups finely chopped tomatillos 2 jalapeños, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped 2 […]


Tahini & Tuna–Stuffed Tomatoes

Makes 8 servings Ingredients One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed. 1/3 cup tahini 1 garlic clove, minced 2 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons minced cilantro 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin Two 5-ounce cans tuna packed in water, drained 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Tartaro di Tonno (Tuna Tartare)

Makes 4 to 6 servings Tuna is a very popular fish in the south of Italy. We prepare this recipe with a few simple ingredients also typical in that area, including capers, lemon, and red onion. Since the tuna remains partially raw, it must be as fresh as possible. Ingredients […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Main Dishes

Temaki (Hand Rolls)

Makes 8 servings Without using a bamboo mat, you can produce almost the same sort of sushi by hand rolling. But because hand-rolled sushi is not as firmly or evenly packed as the kind rolled in a mat, the hand-rolled type is eaten as is, without being cut into bite-sized […]