Fish on the grill is classically Summer, and this Mediterranean inspired recipe is simple and fast. The caper sauce is chock-full of flavor, so make as much of it as possible. Toss the leftover sauce over a side of green beans, corn, Summer squash, or broccoli for a colorful, well-balanced meal.
If you don't have a gas grill or aren't able to grill outdoors, you can also cook the tuna on a lightly oiled well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan over moderately high heat, turning once, 4 to 6 minutes total. To get the recipe,
- 3/4 pound light green Italian fry peppers
- 2 3/4-pound sushi-grade tuna steaks, 1-inch thick
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons small capers in brine, drained and chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Prepare gas grill for cooking over direct high heat. While grill heats, cut peppers lengthwise into quarters, discarding stems and seeds. Trim ends so that quarters lie flat.
- Sprinkle tuna all over with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook tuna and peppers on lightly oiled grill rack, turning over once, until tuna is pink only in center and peppers are just tender, 4 to 6 minutes total (peppers may take longer than tuna).
- While tuna cooks, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Whisk in capers and parsley.
- Transfer tuna and peppers as cooked to a serving plate.
- Serve tuna topped with peppers and caper vinaigrette.
- Main Dishes, Fish
- North American