Seared Tuna with Fennel Seeds & Caper Brown Butter

Seared Tuna with Fennel Seeds & Caper Brown Butter
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 Tbs. fennel seeds, crushed
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 1-inch-thick tuna steaks (6 to 8 oz. each)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, cut into six pieces
  • 1-½ Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 Tbs. capers, drained, coarsely chopped if large
    • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil

Put the lemon juice and capers in a 1-qt. heatproof measuring cup. Bring the butter and cream to a brisk simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking often. The mixture will look homogenous at first and then will separate and begin to turn golden brown. Continue to whisk until it turns a...

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