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Tuna encebollado en colorado

Recipe by: Tim Kroeger

Encebollado en colorado is a traditional Spanish dish from the Barbate region whose star feature is bluefin tuna. The spices and sauce of this dish infuse themselves beautifully into the flesh of the bluefin to create an incredibly easy to prepare and very tasty dish: the best of both worlds!

What you'll need

Ingredients Quantity
Bluefin tuna 250 grams
Water 4 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil A splash
Garlic 2 cloves
Large onion 1
Wild oregano 1 bunch
Salt To taste
Sweet paprika Half a spoonful
Reserved sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons



1. Add the oil to a pan and start frying the sliced garlic, the finely chopped onion, and the oregano.

2. Let it fry over medium heat until the onion is transparent, but without taking colour.

3. Add half a spoonful of paprika and two tablespoons of sherry vinegar and four spoonfuls of water.

4. Cut the tuna into small pieces and add it to the pan. Add salt.

5. Let it cook for 5 minutes so that the tuna is juicy.

6. Set aside and serve hot

Serves: 2