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Tuna Fish with Orange or Thon a L’orange

Tuna Fish with Orange or Thon a L'orange. Fresh Tuna Fish with Orange made with simple ingredients. Fresh tuna fish, carrot, celery, onion, orange juice and fresh spices with a hint of hot pepper sauce. A Caribbean favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 - 6


  • 4 slices or white tuna or one large fillet cut in half inch slices
  • 1 lime or lemon to clean fish
  • Olive oil grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 2 carrots cut in sticks
  • 2 celery stalks cut in sticks
  • 1 medium white onion cut in slices or julienned
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • ½ cup water at room temperature
  • Cayenne pepper crushed hot peppers or hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean the tuna slices with the lime or lemon (cut lime or lemon in half and rub each halves onto the tuna slices while squeezing some of the juice out). Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 1 – 2 tablespoon of oil over low heat. Add carrots and celery sticks, onion, unpeeled garlic cloves, thyme and water. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.
  • Season the tuna slices on both sides with salt and pepper. In the same pan, add oil if needed, pan-fry and brown the tuna slices on both sides for about 1 minute on each side over medium heat. Lower the heat and add vegetables to tuna while pan-frying. Add the zest of the orange, the juice of the orange, cayenne pepper, crushed peppers or hot sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 3 – 5 minutes while making sure that each side gets cooked with the vegetables. Remove from heat and serve with your favorite grain dish or root vegetables.


Recipe updated from Cookbook: Cuisiner Creole.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg