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Pepper-Seared Yellowfin Tuna

Pepper-Seared Yellowfin TunaPan-seared and baked yellowfin tuna steaks stuffed with a delectable combination of goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and basil.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
6 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
8 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
4 (8-ounce) yellowfin tuna steaks
4 ounces goat cheese
1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, reconstituted and sliced
8 large basil leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Combine garlic with half the olive oil; set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Place mushroom caps top-side down and sear until slightly crisp; turn and sear briefly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Make a pocket in the tuna steaks by slicing in half horizontally; do not slice all the way through. Stuff each tuna steak in the following order with 1 ounce goat cheese, 1/2 ounce sliced sun-dried tomatoes, 2 mushrooms and 2 basil leaves. Brush inside of top flap with garlic oil. Season outside of steaks with salt and pepper; set aside.
  5. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large, oven-proof sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add stuffed tuna steaks to pan and sear until brown. Carefully turn over each steak and sear on other side. Place in oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes, or until thoroughly done.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Fisheries Institute.