Tuna With Tomato-Basil Sauce (Tonno Alla Livornese)

Recipe by blucoat
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery, parsley and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender but not brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.)
  • Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before continuing.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Mix in torn basil.
  • Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle tuna with salt and pepper.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in another heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add tuna and cook until golden and just opaque in center, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer tuna to platter.
  • Spoon sauce over tuna.
  • Garnish with basil sprigs.
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