Friday, October 12, 2007

Two Tomato Tuna Rolls

This is another successful recipe from Péché de Gourmandise.
Tasty and healthy, very Mediterranean. What else could one ask for?

For two:

- 2 fresh red tuna steaks (make sure you get good quality tuna)
- 2 chunks of sun dried tomatoes
- about 250gr small plum tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes), cut in half
- 1 small zucchini, finely sliced
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried sage (or fresh, even better)
- about 4 tablespoons white wine
- olive oil, salt, pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 small pinch of sugar
- 2 squares of aluminium foil

Cut the sun dried tomatoes into very thin slices, and soak then in water while you take care of the rest, changing the water 2 or 3 times. This will take away their rough saltiness.
With a well sharpened knife, delicately open the tuna steaks by cutting in lengthwise without completely reaching the end. Flatten them and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

For each steak, cut 2 plum tomatoes into thin slices and lay them on the tuna in a row. Add the sliced and drained sun dried tomatoes.
With a brush, spread about 1 tablespoon olive oil onto each aluminium foil (be generous, the oil will prevent the fish from sticking to the aluminium). Sprinkle the foil with salt and pepper. Lay the tunas on the foils and roll them, wrap them tightly, forming a cylinder (like a big candy).
Put them in an oven-proof dish and cook in a pre-heated oven at 190deg for 20min (this was for our oven. For a normal oven 180deg or 15min are probably enough).

While the fish is cooking prepare the veggies. In a frying pan, heat up 2 tablespoons olive oil with the mashed garlic, and saute' the slices of zucchini for a couple of minutes. Add white wine, salt, pepper, sage, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Add balsamic vinegar and a pinch of sugar and let it reduce a bit (1 or 2 min). When it is ready to serve, stir in the rest of the plum tomatoes (30 seconds is enough).

Take out the tuna from the oven and unwrap. Cut the rolls into thick slices and display on individual plates. Add the veggies and sauce.

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