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Grilled Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

Grilled Mediterranean Tuna Steaks
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
Grilled tuna touches the Mediterranean with tomato, olives and basil.
May 4, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup/175 mL)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped kalamata or ripe olives
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh basil or oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 4 tuna steaks, 1 inch/2.5 cm thick (about 2 lb/1 kg)

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, gently toss tomato, cheese, olives and 1 tablespoon of the basil. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2
    Spray grill rack with cooking spray. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons basil, the oil, garlic salt and pepper. Brush mixture over tuna.
  • 4
    Grill tuna uncovered 4 inches from medium-high heat 5 minutes. Turn carefully; brush with any remaining oil mixture. Grill 10 to 15 minutes longer or until tuna flakes easily with a fork. Serve topped with tomato mixture.

  • Special Touch: For a colourful presentation, use a mix of red and yellow tomatoes with the feta and olives.
  • Serve With: Serve with a mixed-greens salad and warm pita bread.
  • Did You Know? : Kalamata olives are Greek olives with a dark eggplant colour and rich fruity flavour. They come packed in olive oil or vinegar.

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