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Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto

Pesto makes a delicious and unexpected pairing with grilled tuna. Just make sure you don't overcook the tuna - you really just want to get the outside a bit charred!

grilled tuna with pesto

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Grilled Tuna With Pesto

Servings

4

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

473

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees F, or heat a grill pan over high heat.
  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.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
473
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
4 grams
Protein
5 grams
Fat
50 grams
Saturated Fat
8 grams
Cholesterol
11 milligrams
Sodium
220 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams
Sugar
1 grams
Unsaturated Fat
39 grams

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