Tuscan Style Grilled Tuna Steaks & Green Beans with Garlic & Lemon

Posted by: Frances

November 3rd, 2009 >> Cooking

This was a great dish.  It had flavor and it was moist and complimented each other perfectly.

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Tuscan-Style Grilled Tuna Steaks

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh tuna steaks, 8 ounces each, 1-inch thick
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tablespoons leaves stripped from stem
  • Handful flat leaf parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Coarse salt and black pepper or grill seasoning
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for cooking

Directions

Rinse and pat tuna steaks dry. Place zest on top of cutting board. Pile rosemary and parsley leaves on top of zest. Pile garlic and some coarse salt and black pepper or grill seasoning on top of herbs. Finely chop the garlic, herbs, and spices. Drizzle the olive oil over the tuna steaks just enough to coat each side. Rub herb and garlic mixture into fish, coating pieces evenly on each side. Let stand 10 minutes.

Grill tuna steaks 6 minutes on each side or 4 minutes on each side, if you prefer pink tuna at the center. Cook steaks over: high setting on indoor electric grill, medium high heat on outdoor gas grill or, 6 inches from hot, prepared charcoal.

Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and continue to saute until coated in the butter and heated through, about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.

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