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“Tuna Preserved in Oil”

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 lb tuna
  • 1 ½ cups olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 3 sprigs thyme plus any other aromatics such as bay leaf, sage, rosemary, lemon peel, red pepper flakes


  • Rinse the tuna and pat dry. Cut into smaller 1-2 inch portions if necessary to fit snugly into a saucepan.
  • Put in a small saucepan with the oil, place over low heat until bubbles start to come to the surface.
  • Let cook for about 10 minutes, without letting the oil simmer or bubble too much.
  • Turn off the heat and add the garlic and herbs and any other flavorings.
  • Pour the contents into a glass jar. Let cool to room temperature, cover, and let infuse over night before serving.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.