August 30, 2008

Grilled tuna with mâche salad

A nice way to celebrate this Labor Day weekend is by hitting the grill one more time before the end of summer. Tuna is perfect for grilling, and it takes almost no time to prepare.

Ingredients
4 Tuna steaks

Juice of 1 lemon

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 lemon, cut into quarters
Italian parsley
Salt, pepper


Wash and dry the tuna steaks. Prepare a quick marinade using the lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Let the tuna steak marinate for about 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper, and grill the tuna for about 2 minutes per side if you like it rare. Serve with a grilled lemon wedge and chopped Italian parsley. You can use the lemon quarters to add fresh juice over your tuna steaks.


You can serve it with a grilled watermelon and mâche salad. Mâche is a very popular green in France. In fact, it was king Louis XIV who loved it and made it a must in French cuisine. For this salad, grill some nice watermelon chunks for a couple of minutes, and then put the warm watermelon on top of the mâche. Dress simply by adding lemon juice and olive oil.


Tip

Tuna is very popular in the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Posted by Daziano at 9:06 PM |  
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