Peppercorn-Crusted Tuna

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 4
    (8 ounce) tuna steaks (250 g)
  • 2
    tablespoons cracked peppercorns
  • 1
    tablespoon kosher salt
  • Sauce
  • 12
  • 1
    tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    cup veal stock or 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2
    tablespoons whipping cream
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rub 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil onto tuna steaks all over and coat top with peppercorns and salt.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  • Add tuna peppercorn-side up.
  • Fry for 2 minutes, flip and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness of fish.
  • Remove tuna from pan and transfer onto serving plates.
  • The fish should be rare. If you like it more cooked, fry another 2 minutes.
  • Add red wine to skillet over high heat and reduce until 2 tbsp (25 mL) remain.
  • Add balsamic vinegar and stock and reduce until 1/2 cup (125 mL) remains.
  • Add cream and boil just until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon sauce around tuna.
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