Red Lobster's Fresh Tuna Club

This Secret Recipe will show you how to prepare Red Lobster’s Fresh Tuna Club. This sandwich features a lightly seasoned pan-seared tuna steak on sourdough toast with a flavorful basil mayonnaise. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Red Lobster Fresh Tuna Club

24 oz (4- 6oz portions)


  • fresh tuna
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 each sliced vine ripened tomatoes
  • 2 tsp pure olive oil or canola oil
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 tbsp (approx) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Basil mayonnaise (recipe follows)


  1. Season tuna with salt and pepper.

  2. Brush bread with softened butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  3. Toast bread in oven under broiler, remove and hold warm.

  4. Heat pure olive oil in non stick skillet over medium high heat.

  5. Place tuna in pan and sear approx. 2-3 minutes on each side. This should produce a Medium Rare piece of tuna, simply increase cooking time for a different doneness.

  6. Remove tuna from pan.

  7. Assemble sandwich in the following manner:
    a. One slice of bread
    b. Top with arugula, two slices of tomato, and drizzle with small amount of Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
    c. Top with another slice of bread
    d. Brush with basil mayonnaise
    e. Top with two slices of tomato and piece of tuna
    f. Top with remaining slice of bread

Basil Mayonnaise:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • Sea or kosher salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well.
Season to taste with salt.
Store refrigerated.
Serves 4

Source: Red Lobster
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