Recipe | Griddled tuna with upgraded potatoes a lo pobre

Griddled tuna steak with potatoes a lo pobre (with tomatoes)

The weather may not be the best at the minute, but boy am I grateful for the cooler air – especially where cooking is concerned. This dish has all the summer vibes – a beautifully simple griddled tuna steak with one my favourite Spanish accompaniments, potatoes a lo pobre (poor man’s potatoes). Why are they upgraded? Because I’ve added a little twist, tinned chopped tomatoes. Even more delicious, and the tomatoey sauce goes lovely with the tuna. You’ll love it – I promise. As usual, this is a recipe that serves 2.


  • 2 tuna steaks 
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed 
  • 200g new potatoes, thinly sliced (I use the mandolin) 
  • 1 pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced (any colour, but I like to use half a red and half a green peppersometimes even half a yellow pepper) 
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced 
  • ½ tin chopped tomatoes 
  • ½ chilli or 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 200C fan/gas mark 7 
  • Scatter the potatoes, onion and pepper on a roasting tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season. Roast for 20 minutes 
  • Take out of the oven add the garlic, chilli and chopped tomatoes. Stir, then return to the oven for 5 minutes 
  • In the meantime, heat some oil in a frying/griddle pan and cook the tuna steaks to your liking. Mine were quite thick so I went for 2 minutes each side 
  • Serve the tuna on top of the veg

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Love, Lucy xx 

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