Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad
 
Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad
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Ingredients
  • Tuna:
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. dry white wine
  • 3 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 T. chopped thyme
  • 1 T. ground fennel
  • 3 large shallots, chopped
  • 6-8 (1” thick) tuna steaks, about 8 oz. each
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 2 lbs. fresh green beans
  • 2 lbs. fingerling potatoes
  • 2 T. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ c. red wine vinegar
  • ½ c. plus 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 T. chopped tarragon
  • 1 T. chopped chives
  • ½ t. chopped thyme
  • ½ lb. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Hard boiled eggs, Olives, and marinated anchovies, optional
  • Lettuce, optional

Instructions
  1. Tuna: In bowl, whisk olive oil with wine, mustard, thyme, fennel and shallots. Place tuna on large rimmed baking sheet and pour marinade over them. Turn to coat and let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Salad: Boil large pot of salted water. Add green beans and cook about 4-5 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove beans and place on baking sheet and pat dry. Return water to boil, add potatoes and cook until just tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain, let cook and cut into ½” slices.
  3. In large bowl, whisk mustard with vinegar. Gradually whisk in olive oil and season. Whisk in parsley, tarragon, chives and thyme.
  4. In a bowl, toss green beans with half of vinaigrette. Add tomatoes and toss. In another bowl, toss potatoes with remaining vinaigrette.
  5. Preheat grill pan or outside grill. Season tuna and grill on moderately high heat, 4 minutes per side, for medium. Thinly slice tuna steaks.
  6. Transfer sliced tuna steaks to plates and serve with tomatoes, green beans and potatoes. Garnish with boiled egg, olives and anchovies, optional.
  7. *****You can serve over lettuce, if desired.

 

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