Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (2-inch thick) tuna steaks (about 1 pound each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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