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Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Jordan
Added: Monday, July 30, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 (2-inch thick) tuna steaks (about 1 pound each)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virin olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup - 3/4 cup extra virgen olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 T. lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Wash and pat dry the tuna steaks. Season with salt and pepper and brush both sides with olive oil. Place tuna on hot grill and sear each side for 2 minutes for rare. If you prefer well done, cook the tuna an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and let it rest. Into the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. With the blender still running, slowly pour 1/2 cup of olive oil. Check for a thick, yet smooth consistency, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan. Slice the tuna across the grain and on a bias into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place the slices on a serving plate and drizzle with lemon juice. Sauce Tuna with pesto.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can also substitute store bought pesto for a quick meal.

 

 

 

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