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Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto


  • 2 (2-inch thick) tuna steaks about 1 pound each

  • Kosher Salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 0.25 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Clove Garlic peeled

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 0.25 cup toasted Pine Nut

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 0.75 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 0.5 cup grated Parmesan

  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice


  • 1.

    Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.

  • 2.

    Wash and pat dry the tuna steaks. Season with salt and pepper and brush both sides with olive oil. Place tuna on hot grill and sear each side for 2 minutes for rare. If you prefer well done, cook the tuna an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and let it rest.

  • 3.

    Into the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, salt, and pepper. Pulse until finely chopped. With the blender still running, slowly pour 1/2 cup of olive oil. Check for a thick, yet smooth consistency, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan.

  • 4.

    Slice the tuna across the grain and on a bias into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place the slices on a serving plate and drizzle with lemon juice. Sauce tuna with pesto.

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Posted by MF58Report
The pesto is very easy and delicious. Thankyou very much!!!