Grilled Tuna Sandwich

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Ready in 45 minutes

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2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 whole habanero chile; (up to 1) chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest; grated
1 cup Mayonnaise
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 small red onion; finely diced
1 large stalks stalk celery; finely diced
2 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley; chopped
4 8-ounce tuna steaks
Olive oil
12 slices hearty bread

Original recipe makes 6



Heat grill to high. Place lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to boil on the grates of the grill. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from the grill and let cool slightly. Leave grill on high heat.

Place lemon syrup, habanero, lemon zest, and mayonnaise in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer to a large bowl. Add the onions, celery, and parsley and set aside.

Brush tuna with oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill for 3 minutes per side or until slightly charred and cooked to medium doneness. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before cutting into small dice or flaking with a fork. Add the flaked tuna to the mayonnaise mixture and gently mix until combined. Divide the tuna salad among 6 slices of bread. Top the salad with a few sprigs of watercress and top with the remaining bread.

Use less habanero if you don''t like it hot!

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