Tuna, Canary Islands Style
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- Ready In:
- 2 lbs tuna
- 2 roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped (1 16 oz. jar)
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon spanish smoked paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 -8 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 3⁄4 cup white wine
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
- Slice the tuna into large chunks of about 2 inches across.
- Toss the tuna chunks in a large bowl with some salt to coat and set aside.
- Make the sauce by putting everything but the olive oil in a food processor or blender and buzzing it to combine. With the motor running, drizzle in all but about 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Get a large saute pan hot and add the remaining olive oil. Heat this for a minute or so, but don’t let it smoke.
- Pat the tuna chunks dry with paper towels and sear them hard and fast over high heat in the pan. It could take a good 2-5 minutes to get this sear, depending on how big the chunks are and how hot the pan is.
- When the fish has been nicely seared off, pour in the sauce and toss to coat the fish. Turn the heat down to medium and let this simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Serve hot or at room temperature, with tortillas, rice or crusty bread.
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