Seared Ahi Tuna with a Lavender-Pepper Crust

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Mustard Seed Dressing; see *
1 1/2 ts Dried lavender flowers
1 1/2 lb Center-cut Ahi tuna
2 ts Fennel seed
3 tb olive oil
4 c Savory greens; and herbs (such as mache; arugula
2 ts Black pepper corns
1 ts Kosher salt
1 ts White pepper corns

Original recipe makes 1



* Note: See the "Mustard Seed Dressing" recipe which is included in this collection. Trim and cut the tuna into a block, approximately 2 inches across (depending of the size of the original piece). Crush the salt, peppercorns, fennel seed and lavender with a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin. Lightly oil the tuna pieces with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and coat evenly with the lavender-pepper mixture, patting off the excess. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over high heat, and when it just begins to smoke, quickly sear the tuna on all sides. Dont overcook; the tuna should be rare inside. This will not take any more time than just to brown the outside of the fish. Immediately refrigerate the tuna for 1 hour (but no more than 3). To serve, arrange the greens on chilled plates. Drizzle the Mustard Seed Dressing. Thinly slice the tuna and arrange on top of the dressed greens. This recipe yields ?? servings. Recipe Source: COOKING RIGHT with John Ash From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CR-9660 broadcast 08-26-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site - Formatted for MasterCook by MR MAD, aka Joe Comiskey - 09-23-1996 Recipe by: John Ash

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