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Easy Fried Tuna

It was hard to find things to cook from the Ivory Coast, or Cote d’Ivoire. With quite a bit of research, I finally found this recipe for Garba or Fried Tuna Steak. This Easy Tuna Steak Recipe will literally take you less than ten minutes and 3 ingredients to make. 
Course dinner, fish, Main Course
Cuisine cote d'ivoire, seafood
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 359kcal


  • 2 tuna steaks
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat about ½ inch of oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • To know if the oil is ready to fry, place a wooden chopstick in the oil, point down, perpendicular to the pan. Allow the tip of the chopstick to touch the bottom of the pan. If the oil bubbles around the chopstick within three seconds, it’s hot enough to start frying!
  • Salt and pepper your tuna steak. Place it in the flour and then flip, making sure that the flour covers both sides.
  • Add the tuna steak into the oil. It should begin sizzling immediately. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side depending on the desired level of doneness, using a tong to flip between sides. The photos on this page show a tuna steak that was fried for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from oil. Serve with tomatoes and cucumbers. Enjoy!


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational and personal use only.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3711IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3mg