Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuna with white beans and touch of orange

We are trying a new one here with the little tuna steaks we have and they sure have been good but I think I will have to go with salmon being my favorite. We really need to try this again with a better orange than we had and we did not have any fresh basil but its growing now outside.

4 tuna steaks 4-6 oz about 1 inch thick (ours was a little smaller)
2 Tablespoons grated orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh Basil leaves
1 Tablespoon sea salt
2 teaspoons ground pepper
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle after cooked)
4 cups cooked white beans
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil

In a small bowl combine orange zest,brown sugar,garlic,mustard,cumin,basil,salt,pepper. Reserve 1 Tablespoon to season white beans. Rub on tuna coating well
In a saute pan or cast iron skillet warm the olive oil. When hot add tuna in pan to sear for 1 minute, then turn over and reduce heat from high to med. Sear this side for 1 ore minute until med rare.
In large saucepan whisk the orange juice,vinegar and reserved spices. Bring to simmer and add white beans and 1/4 cup of basil leaves, tossing till hot.
Place beans on plate and drizzle with olive oil and place tuna steak over beans.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

We don't eat much bought fish. Prefer fresh bass or the next best thing. Frozen bass from our freezer.