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    Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto

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    30 mins

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    ElizabethKnicely's Note:

    Recipe Courtesy Giada De Laurentiis - Show: Everyday Italian - Episode: Seafood Feast

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat grill to 400°F.
    2. 2
      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 rate. If you prefer well done, cook the tuna an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and let it rest.
    3. 3
      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 cheese.
    4. 4
      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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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Tuna With Basil Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 595.6
     
    Calories from Fat 571
    95%
    Total Fat 63.5 g
    97%
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    50%
    Cholesterol 11.0 mg
    3%
    Sodium 193.4 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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    tuna steaks

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