Recipe by Coastal Living July 1999


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4 servings


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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving 1/4 cup bacon drippings. Coarsely crumble bacon; set aside.

  • Brush tuna steaks with oil; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  • Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes with a fork. Cool fish and break into chunks.

  • Stir together garlic and butter; drizzle over bread cubes. Toss gently. Spread in a single layer on a lightly greased 15- x 10- inch jelly roll pan.

  • Bake bread cubes at 300° for 1 hour or until golden, stirring every 15 minutes. Sprinkle immediately with cheese, stirring to coat; cool. Set aside.

  • Process reserved 1/4 cup bacon drippings, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, cider vinegar, and next 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour into a 1-cup glass measuring cup.

  • Microwave on high 30 to 45 seconds or until thoroughly heated.

  • Line salad plates with greens. Arrange tuna, bacon, beans, feta cheese, and croutons over lettuce. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with additional pepper. Serve immediately.