Gourmet Tuna and White Bean Soup Recipe
This unusual and flavorful soup makes a change from the chicken soup recipes and vegetable soup recipes you might be more used to making. Combining potatoes, white beans, garlic, and other ingredients, the soup itself is stark white, which contrasts beautifully with the color of the tuna. The most economical way of making this dish would be to use dried cannellini beans. If you do this, you will need to soak and cook them before using them in the soup recipe. Canned beans are time-saving but the price is a little higher.
You can choose from chicken broth or vegetable broth but the chicken broth is best to keep the color light. Use an upright blender for blending the soup, rather than an immersion blender. It is difficult to get silky smooth results using an immersion blender, even though the cleanup is easier.
You will cook the tuna for this recipe at the same time as making the soup itself. The tuna needs to be seared on the outside but left juicy and pink inside, so when you cut it up you will have both crusty bits and soft bits. The tuna is stacked in the middle of each soup bowl and the soup goes around the outside. Fresh sage, black pepper and a little more olive oil provides a beautiful garnish.
- 1 finely minced onion
- 1 fresh tuna steak
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 big peeled, diced potatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for garnish
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 4 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 6 sprigs fresh sage leaves
- Pinch each of salt, black pepper, and cayenne
- 1 quart chicken stock
- Sauté the onion in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a big pot for 20 minutes or until it is caramelized.
- Add the diced potato and garlic and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
- Add 2 sprigs of the sage and chicken stock and bring the soup to a simmer.
- Cook until the potatoes are tender, then add the drained beans, and turn the heat off.
- Meanwhile, rub the lemon juice over the tuna and sprinkle some salt and black pepper on it.
- Grill it over a medium hot flame (or pan fry it in a nonstick pan over a high heat) until the outside is seared but the inside is still pink. This will take about 3 minutes per side.
- Let the soup cool a bit, and then remove the sage leaves and stems.
- Puree the soup in batches and add cayenne and salt to taste and enough cream to make it smooth.
- Put the soup back in the pot and heat it through.
- Divide it between 4 wide, shallow bowls.
- Cut the tuna into small pieces and divide them between the soup bowls, stacking them in the center of the dish.
- Sprinkle the black pepper on top, drizzle some olive oil on the soup, and decorate each one with a sprig of sage.
This is a gourmet fish soup recipe, as the photo shows, but do not let that put you off because this is no more difficult to make than any other fish soup recipe! The soup itself is made with healthy ingredients like potatoes, garlic, and onion and the tuna adds color and texture to the dish. Tuna is easy to cook and the worst thing you can do is to overcook it. The inside has to stay pink and juicy, else the tuna is technically overdone and will be unpleasantly dry. The fresh sage adds a lovely aroma and look to this delicious fish soup recipe.
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