Crumbed Tuna Schnitzel with Tomatoes & Capers Linguine

Crumbed Tuna Schnitzel with Tomatoes & Capers Linguine

Take seafood pasta to the next level with this delicious Crumbed Tuna Schnitzel with Tomato & Caper Linguine.

Soft and flavoursome tomatoes are the perfect accompaniment to tender crumbed tuna schnitzel.

Crumbed Tuna Schnitzel with Tomato & Caper Linguine Recipe


Serves 4

2 eggs.

1⁄4 cup plain flour

1⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1⁄3 cup finely chopped sage

4 x 200g tuna loin fillets

400g linguine

Extra-virgin olive oil, to fry

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1⁄4 tsp dried chilli flakes

1 tbsp finely grated lemon rind

500g cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbsp baby capers, rinsed

50g unsalted butter

1⁄2 cup finely chopped parsley



1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, then use a fork or whisk to lightly beat. Place the flour in a separate bowl. Place the breadcrumbs and sage in a third bowl, and lightly mix to combine. Dust the tuna fillets in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip the tuna in the egg and then coat in the breadcrumb mixture. Set aside for later.

2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 6-8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Refresh the pasta under cold water then set aside.

3. Heat 2cm of the oil in a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the tuna and cook for 1 minute each side (the tuna will still be raw in the middle). Remove from the pan and set aside.

4. Add the garlic and chilli to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the lemon rind, cherry tomatoes, capers and butter to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the parsley, then season well with salt and pepper.

5. Divide the pasta between plates. Slice the tuna and add to the plate. Serve topped with the tomato sauce.


Smart Tip

We used sashimi-grade tuna in this recipe as we served it rare.

If you want to cook your tuna all the way through, continue to cook for 1 minute more on each side, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Overcooking tuna dries it out.

For more delicious tuna recipes try our Chargrilled Tuna Steaks with Japanese Noodles and Ginger Broth or Tuna & Avocado Poke Recipe.


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