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Ahi tuna steeped in red wine with wilted arugula

Ahi tuna steeped in red wine with wilted arugula
Los Angeles Times

When I was poaching a piece of salmon a couple of years ago, I accidentally turned off the burner before the cooking was done. That salmon was one of the best I'd ever cooked. The flesh was silky; the flavor ... Read more

Total time: 35 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, finely minced, about 1/4 cup
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clove
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) tuna steaks, about 3 ounces each
  • 1 cup tightly packed arugula leaves, stems removed

Step 1Bring wine, vinegar, mustard, shallots, salt and pepper to taste, thyme and clove to boil in covered 9-inch heavy non-reactive skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low and arrange tuna in overlapping circular pattern in skillet. Replace lid and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat, add butter to skillet and arrange arugula on top of fish. Steep off heat, covered, 6 minutes.

Step 2To serve, arrange small mounds of arugula on 4 plates, place 2 pieces of tuna on each mound and pour sauce around.


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