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This retro fish steak recipe is weirding me out

Is this…an actual thing people make? Certainly I've never seen it, and Googling "fish steak casserole" or "fish potroast" and similar isn't coming up with anything. It's from a late 70s-early 80s cookbook series, if that helps. Tuna was probably cheaper then.

The recipe is pretty much how to get to this…thing:

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From a 3-5 lb tuna steak and some veggies:

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(yes it is being larded with anchovies)

Here's the whole process:

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My conviction that this is a horrible thing to do to a nice piece of fish is balanced by a desire to know what it tastes like. I mean, all the ingredients are good. It just looks like a dog vomited on a giant can of tuna and tried to cover it with nearby foliage.

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