Legendary Greek Tuna

Fresh fish from the sea is a favorite of Cretans. This simple recipe will transport you to a beachfront restaurant in the south of Greece.


  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 leeks cut in rounds
  • 8 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • half a medium cucumber cut in rounds
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 6 pieces of fresh tuna


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the leeks and the celery until soft.
  2. Add the herbs, cucumber, water, and wine. Stir well.
  3. Place tuna slices on top of the vegetables. Cover the pan and simmer for 20-35 minutes depending on the thickness of the tuna. Serve with rice and a tossed green salad.