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These Pan-Seared Orange Tuna Steaks are so good and so easy-to-make!
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Pan-Seared Orange Tuna with White Beans.
Pan-Seared Orange Tuna with White Beans
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 3 min
2 tablespoons grated
2 tablespoons firmly-packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons finely-minced fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon coarse
salt or sea salt
2 teaspoons coarsely-ground pepper
4 (4 to 6-ounce) 1-inch thick sushi quality
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed
1 tablespoon Champagne or white wine vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups cooked
1/4 cup shredded fresh
In a small bowl, combine the orange zest, brown sugar, garlic, mustard, cumin, basil, salt and pepper. Reserve 1 tablespoon of this mixture for seasoning the white beans.
Rub the remaining mix on the tuna steaks, coating them well.
In a heavy bottomed sauté pan or a
cast-iron pan, warm the olive oil. Increase the heat to high and place the tuna in the pan.
Sear for 1 minutes, then turn over carefully, reducing the heat to medium. Sear the other side for 1 more minutes until medium rare. Remove from heat.
NOTE: To grill the tuna steaks - prepare a medium-hot fire for grilling, and brush the grill with oil. Place the grill about three inches above the coals.
Grill the tuna for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side for rare, 5 to 6 for medium rare.
In a large saucepan, whisk the orange juice, vinegar, and reserved spices. Bring to a simmer. Add the white beans and basil,
tossing well until hot.
Place the beans on a large platter or individual serving plates; drizzle with olive oil. Place tuna steak over the beans and serve.
Makes 4 servings.