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Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

Posted Thursday, April 14th 2011 @ 9am
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
Set aside 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Stir the garlic into the remaining oil. Allow to sit for a few minutes to infuse the oil with the garlic flavor.  Place the tuna in a shallow baking dish.  Drizzle over the garlic flavored oil and season well with salt and pepper.

Place in a preheated 500 º F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on desired doneness.Remove from the oven.  Whisk together the 2 tablespoons of reserved oil with the lemon juice.  Pour over the hot fish, coating evenly.  Sprinkle over the parsley and basil.

Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Note: To grill: place on a preheated hot grill and grill over high heat until the outside is well seared and the inside is cooked to desired doneness.  Turn only once about 2/3rd’s through the cooking time.  Remove to a serving dish and finish as directed above.

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