Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Balsamic Glaze

 Grilled Tuna with Balsamic Glaze

Grilled Tuna with Balsamic Glaze

This recipe is a recent discovery. I’ve only made it once or twice but honestly it was love at first bite! Tuna is a favourite fish of mine, not the canned type, but fresh thick steaks which I like best cooked medium rare so that they are still pink in the middle. Regardless of how you like your fish cooked, this dish is absolutely delicious - healthy, fresh and bright. Do yourself a favour and give it a try. This is a great one for those upcoming warmer months!


 Green beans with stem ends trimmed

Green beans with stem ends trimmed

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 tablespoons white wine

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

225g (1/2 pound) ripe fresh tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice

2 teaspoons olive oil

115g (1/4 pound) haricots verts or green beans, stem ends trimmed

1/3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 170g (6-ounce), 1-inch-thick, fresh tuna steaks

1/8 cup loosely packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced


Method

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  1. Combine wine, vinegar, sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until slightly thickened and syrupy, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Combine tomatoes and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss, and set aside
  3. Heat grill to medium hot. Combine haricots verts, lemon juice, remaining teaspoon olive oil, season with salt and pepper; toss well. Arrange beans on the grill and cook, turning, until just limp and lightly charred, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Season tuna steaks on all sides. Brush wine-and-vinegar mixture on tops and sides of steaks and place, glazed side down, on grill. Grill, brushing with more glaze, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes per side for rare, 6 to 7 for well done. Transfer to serving platter with beans.
  5. Add basil to tomatoes, toss, and spoon over tuna. Serve immediately.
 Slice tuna and add to plates

Slice tuna and add to plates

 Add tomatoes over tuna then serve!

Add tomatoes over tuna then serve!