Tuna With White Beans and Basil Oil

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Auntie Anne & Uncle Mark

This is an amazing fresh, summer entree that melts in your mouth. Seems like alot of prep, but oh so worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Basil Oil:
  2. Combine oil and basil in 1-quart saucepan and heat over low heat just until warm (115 F). Pour into glass jar and let stand 4 hours or overnight. Strain; discard basil. Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 2 days. Makes ¾ cup.
  3. Soak beans in water to cover by 1 inch overnight. (To quick-soak: Combine beans with water to cover by 1 inch in small saucepan and bring to boil; boil 2 minutes. Cover and let stand 1 hour.) Drain; cover with fresh water and simmer in small saucepan until tender, 50 to 60 minutes.
  4. Prepare grill. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and rosemary; cook 30 seconds. Stir in escarole, tomatoes, 1 teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoons pepper; cook until escarole is wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain beans and add to skillet, stirring until hot, 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  5. Brush both sides of tuna with 1 tablespoon Basil Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium. Spoon beans onto 4 dinner plates and place tuna on top. Drizzle 1 teaspoon Basil Oil around edge of each plate.

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