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Chargrilled Tuna, warm salad of new potato, Asparagus, roast fennel and olives, Salsa Verde Recipe

Ingredients for people


    For the sauce
  • Flat leaf parsley : 1 bunch
  • Fresh mint : 0.5 bunch
  • Garlic clove(s) : 1 whole
  • Maille Dijon mustard : 20 g
  • Anchovies in oil : 3 whole
  • Olive oil : 100 ml
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Shallot(s) : 1 whole
  • Capers : 25 g

  • For the fish
  • Red tuna steak(s) : 6 whole
  • Maldon salt : 0 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn

  • For the garnish(es)
  • Baby potato(es) : 800 g
  • Green asparagus : 1 bunch
  • Fennel : 3 whole
  • Green olive(s) : 120 g
  • Rocket : 1 bunch
  • Olive oil : 50 ml
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn
  • Fresh thyme : 6 sprig
  • Dry white wine : 150 ml
Method
  • 1For the sauce

    Remove the leaves from the parsley and mint and chop finely. Use the chef's knife to slice through the herbs to prevent damaging and bruising the herbs.

    Zest and juice the lemon.
    Peel and finely dice the shallot.
    Roughly chop the capers, finely mince the anchovy.

    Add the chopped herbs, mustard and olive oil and mix well.

  • 2For the fish

    Heat a chargrill pan till very hot.
    Lightly oil the tuna steaks with a couple of drops of olive oil and rub over.
    Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your personal preference.

    Place the steak on the hot pan for about 20 seconds, depending on the thickness of the steak, twist 90 degrees and sear for another 20-30 seconds.
    Turn over and repeat, 20 seconds each time which should give a cross hatch design and have seared the outside of the tuna sufficiently enough to warm up the inside.

    Serve immediately or reserve to warm through in the oven.

  • 3For the garnish(es)

    Preheat an oven to 180*

    If necessary de-stone the olives, cut in half

    Trim the asparagus, breaking off the bottom quarter which will be fibrous.

    Bring to boil a large pot of salted water and add the asparagus, after 2 minutes, remove and place in cold water to chill rapidly. Drain and cut into sections approximately 3 cm long.

    Add the potatoes to the water and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and tear the potatoes into halves.

    Cut the fennel into wedges through the core to keep intact, lightly oil with the remaining olive oil and season. Gently heat a roasting tray and fry the fennel wedges until light brown, add the white wine and thyme, cover with tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes until tender.

    Remove the fennel and place the torn potatoes cut side down into the pan on a medium heat to colour.
    Mix all with a spoon of the salsa verde .

  • 4To serve

    Mix the rocket through the warm salad last minute so as not to over wilt it.

    Spoon a portion into the middle of each plate, top with the tuna steak and another spoon of the salsa verde drizzled on and around the plate.

Chef's tip

«The salsa is versatile and goes well with grilled meats as well as any type of fish.»

Perfect for the summer, the fresh flavours of the salad work equally well with lamb, chicken or other grilled fish.

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  • Preparation  45mins
  • Cooking time  20mins
  • Rest time  5mins

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