Thon en Chartreuse

Tuna Cooked in a ‘Chartreuse’

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By Alan Davidson

Published 1981

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A ‘chartreuse’ is a dish of mixed vegetables, and there are various ways of combining tuna with such a mixture. For the version below you will need:


  • a steak of tuna 2.5 cm (1”) thick and just over ½ kg (


First select a heavy covered pan, preferably what the French call a casserole à sauter, or sauteuse, big enough for the piece of tuna. Blanch the tuna in water to which has been added salt and lemon juice, take off its skin, and lard it with the fillets of anchovy.

Put the olive oil in the sauteuse and set it to warm. Slice thinly the onions and carrots and add them. Place the tuna on t