Friday, 1 January 2016

Tuna Steaks and Grilled Vegetables with Cheats Aioli

The day before Christmas Eve we had Tuna for dinner. This was a lovely recipe with Mediterranean flavours. I served it with pasta tossed in oil.

Tuna Steaks and Grilled Vegetables with Cheats Aioli (from Leith's Fish Bible)
(Serves 8)

2 aubergines, sliced lengthways into strips
6 medium courgettes, cut into thin diagonal slices
3 red peppers, halved and deseeded
4 onions, sliced
6 tomatoes, peeled, quartered and deseeded
2 tbsp chopped mint
2 tbsp chopped basil
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp mayonnaise
4 small or 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
8 tuna steaks
salt and pepper

Preheat the grill.

Brush both sides of the aubergines and courgettes with some oil. Grill the aubergines, courgettes, red peppers and onions until golden and the peppers are charred.

Put the vegetables into a bowl with the tomatoes. Add the mint and basil and the balsamic vinegar and stir to combine. Leave to marinate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, make the cheats aioli but mixing together the mayonnaise and garlic.

Brush both sides of the tuna steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1-3 mins on each side. Serve with a dollop of the aioli on top.

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