Fusilli with Fresh Tuna & Mint
2fresh tuna (sustainable) steaks (about 1 lb)
1/2 lbtomatoes, canned whole
2 Tbspfresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbspfresh mint, chopped
·olive oil, extra virgin
·salt & pepper, to taste
How to Make Fusilli with Fresh Tuna & Mint
- Peel the garlic and toss in large pan with about 5tbs olive oil. When it starts to sizzle, add the tuna steaks. The oil must be very hot for we want to brown the tuna very quickly on the outside, whilst keeping the inside pink and moist (about 1 min. per side). Season with salt & pepper. Remove steaks and reserve.
- When the pasta is about to be ready (follow instructions on the packet),remove the garlic,dice your tuna steaks into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the tomatoes. Turn heat off. Chop parsley and mint and toss in with the rest. don't worry if it's a bit dry, you can always add some olive oil or, better, some of the pasta's cooking water.
- Drain the fusilli and add to the pan. Toss and mix for the sauce to coat the pasta. If necessary add some of the pasta's water. transfer to serving dish. Decorate with more chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil for the shine, and a couple of mint leaves. Sicilian Inzolia (white)is a heavenly match for it. Watch a video of how I prepare this dish by clicking on the "video" icon underneath the picture on this page.