Tuna Steaks with Basil Sauce
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Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 1 hours
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|1 ptCherry tomatoes, halved|
|1/4 cBlanced garlic puree*|
|1/3 ozDried porcini mushrooms|
|1 cPlain nonfat yogurt|
|1/2 tsFennel seeds|
|6 5-oz. tuna steaks, 1" thick|
|Salt and pepper|
|1/2 tsBlack peppercorns|
|Vegetable oil spray|
|1/3 cPacked fresh basil leaves|
|12 smRed new potatoes|
|2 lbFresh spinach, stems removed|
Tuna Steaks with Basil Sauce Preparation
*could use roasted garlic puree instead ~Spoon yogurt into a strainer lined with a paper coffee filter or cheesecloth. Set the strainer over a small bowl and refrigerate until most of the liquid has drained off the yogurt, about 3 hours. ~In a mini-processor or blender, combine 1/3 c basil leaves, blanched garlic puree and drained yogurt - season with salt and pepper. Puree the sauce until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. (This sauce can be made up to 8 hours ahead and refrigerated - bring to room temp before using) ~In a steamer basket set over a pan of simmering water, cook the potatoes until tender, about 17 mintues. Let cool sloghtly; cut into quarters. ~Meanwhile, in a spice grinder or mortar, gring the dired porcini, fennel seeds and peppercorns to a fine powder. Pat the tuna steaks dry and season both sides with salt. Sprinkle the porcini powder all over the tuna, pressing it into the surface. ~Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with vegetable spray and heat. Add the tuna steaks and cook over high heat until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Lightly coat the top of the tuna with vegetable spray, then turn and cook until browned outside but still rare in the center, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer the tuna to a cutting board and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Wipe out skillet and set over high heat. Add the spinach,season with salt and pepper and cook just until wilted. Add the tomatoes and stir until heated through. Mound spinach on plates. Arrange tuna and potatoes around the spinach and drizzle about 2 tablespoons of the basil sauce. Garnish with the chopped basil and serve at once. Reprinted from Food and Wine - June 1996. Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #190 Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:47:30 -0700 From: Julie Bertholf
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