Saturday, July 16, 2011

Grilled Ahi Tuna Provence Style Sandwiches

Some of my favorite memories were of the time I spent in the Provence Region of France. The air literally smells of lavender and the rolling hills are picturesque. The region is know for abundance of amazing seafood and this recipe gives a taste of the beauty. This dish goes great with a glass of French Rosé wine  I hope you find this recipe delicious.

Here is how:
1. To make the dressing, in a large bowl, whisk:
- 1/2 cup of chopped kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
- 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbs. minced shallots
- 1/2 tsp. stone ground mustard
- 2 tsp. capers
- 1/2 tsp. Herbes de Provence
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2. Take 1 pound of fresh (sashimi grade) Ahi tuna and lightly coat both sides with some more of the olive oil. Season the fish with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill over direct high heat until just turning opaque throughout (8-10 minutes) turning once. While the tuna is still warm, slice it into strips.

3. Cut some gluten free buns in half (I like Udi brand) and place the sliced tuna on top.

4. Then top the sandwich with:
- The sliced tuna
- Thinly sliced tomatoes
- Sliced hard-cooked eggs
- Romaine lettuce
- The olive dressing

"A votre sante!"( To your health ) xo

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