Monday, August 31, 2009

Grilled Tuna Steak on White Bean Puree

All of the cooking for this recipe can be done on the grill, making it a good choice for those hot days when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

Gilled Tuna Steak on White Bean Puree
Serves 2
1 can white beans (I used Cannellni, but other white beans will work) drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs olive oil plus oil for white beans
2 Tuna Steaks
Juice from 1/2 lemon
10 cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 red bell pepper to roast or 1 from a jar
3 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Get your grill going, while it is heating up mix 1 tbs olive oil and lemon juice in a plastic bag. Add tuna steaks to bag and them marinade. Take the pepper and place it on the grill grate. Turn it as each side get blistered. After the pepper is blistered remove from grill and put in a bowl with plastic wrap over the top. The steam from pepper will make it easy to peel the black skin off from the peppers when you are ready for them. Put the cherry tomatoes n the grill and cook until they shrivel up. Put the tomatoes in a bowel. Take the red pepper and peel it. You will need about 1/2 of pepper. Chop it into a small dice and add to tomatoes. Add 1 tbs of olive oil and and basil.

Put the tuna steaks on the grill and cook to desired doneness. While tuna steaks are cooking take the white beans and puree them in a blender or food processor along with the garlic.

Divide the white bean puree onto 2 plates and spread out in a pattern. Place tuna steak on top of the white beans. Now spoon the tomato red pepper salad over the tuna and around the beans on the plate.