Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

Three days ago I had to present my Final project for my Bachelor’s degree, and after three hours in front of the committee presenting my smart home security system and answering questions, I passed. Now I can officially say that I’m an Mechatronics engineer. Not only was I happy to have passed, I finally have more time to cook and try out new recipes, now with a degree, but an unmeasurable passion for cooking.

I have a few trips lined up in the next few months, I’ll also be visiting Budapest for Christmas, but still every morning that I wake up and sun is coming through the windows, my first thought goes out to the island of Vir and all the memorable moments I’ve experienced. The photos in this post are from when I went biking to the highest spot on the island, luckily it was a sunny day and the view was breathtaking.

The recipe to go with this view of the island and the beautiful sea is just the one that I’m sharing with you today – Tuna steak & steamed vegetables. The most traditional side dish next to grilled fish in Croatia is steamed vegetables, and I love it. You can cook any combination of green vegetables, season them with some salt, garlic and olive oil and enjoy fresh grilled fish next to the seaside.

Island Vir, Croatia
Island Vir, Croatia
Island Vir, Croatia
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Enjoy & happy cooking!

Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 200 g mangold, sliced
  • 100 g potatoes, sliced
  • 150 g broccoli, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Aceto balsamico
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Tuna steak & steamed vegetables

How to

  1. Season tuna steaks with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle some olive oil over them and let them marinade.
  2. Wash and slice the vegetables. Steam them until soft but still crisp. Season vegetables with pressed garlic and some salt, sprinkle some olive oil and aceto balsamico.
  3. Start the grill, and be sure it’s hot enough before grilling the steaks. Grill them on each side for about 1 to 2 min. Serve with delicious steamed vegetables.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. KR says:

    congratulations!! 🙂
    In Estonia is now mantra: children, study to be engineer..:) So, You follow the trends 🙂
    (I have chemistry engineer diploma 🙂 so, welcome to club!)
    And great photos and recipe!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much, it’s the same here in Croatia 😀 Happy to be a part of the engineer-cooking club, we should really make it official!
      Thanks once more for stopping by!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jen says:

    Yum! Love tuna steak. Congrats on the graduation!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, I’m also a big fan of tuna steak 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Love your photos and recipe! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment!


  4. Dianna says:

    This looks so tasty and healthy too!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Tuna steak – one of my favourites. And congratulations on passing! Must be a fantastic feeling of achievement. So jealous about your Christmas jaunt – I’d love to go to Budapest.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks Tracey for stopping by, happy to read your comment! It’s a great feeling have to admit 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Alex Olander says:

    So beautiful place and delicious tuna! Pro chef and photographer! Thanks for sharing , my friend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you friend for stopping by and taking time to leave such a great comment! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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