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Tuna Steaks with Basil Gremolata

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and about 2 tablespoons gremolata)
Prep: 13 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes

Gremolata typically accompanies osso buco (braised veal shanks). However, with no fat to speak of, it's a flavor boost you can feel good about using anywhere you fancy. Here, basil shares the stage with the usual parsley, and the result is a perfect pairing for tuna. You can grill or broil the tuna steaks, but we preferred the flavor and appearance of the grilled fish.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 288
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • protein 52.2 g
  • carbohydrate 6 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 349 mg
  • calcium 62 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Prepare grill or preheat broiler.

  3. Rub each tuna steak evenly with olive oil; sprinkle tuna with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge tuna in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.

  4. Place tuna on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish is medium-rare or desired degree of doneness. Place tuna steaks on individual plates, and top with gremolata.

  5. Gremolata (greh-moh-LAH-tah) is a savory relish of lemon rind, garlic, and fresh herbs.

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