Grilled Tuna with Herbed Aioli

If you’re not feeling up for tackling yesterday’s osso buco recipe, here is a much simpler and equally delicious recipe: grilled tuna with herbed aioli. For medium-rare tuna, you only need to grill it two minutes a side. The herb- and garlic-rich aioli is a refreshing complement to the tender tuna. grilled-tuna-with-herbed-aioli2

Ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
 
4 7-ounce tuna steaks (each about 1 inch thick)

Method
Whisk first 6 ingredients in 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish for marinade. Place mayonnaise in small bowl. Whisk in 1½ tablespoons marinade to make aioli. Set aioli aside.

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Place fish in marinade in dish, turning to coat. Let marinate 1 hour at room temperature, turning fish occasionally.  

Oil grill rack. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill fish to desired doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Top fish with aioli. Serves four. 

 
From The Bon Appetit Fast Fresh Easy Cookbook (p323).

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