Horseradish and Citrus Crusted Tuna With Beer Sauce


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 cup porter
1 tablespoon molasses
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped Smithfield ham
1/4 cup julienned onions
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 pounds potatoes peeled, and cut
into 1" cubes and blanched until tender
3 tablespoons Creole mustard
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
4 tuna big-eye steaks, 1" thick
Olive oil as needed
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated fresh horseradish
2 tablespoons blanched lemon zest
2 tablespoons blanched orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Creole mustard


For the Beer Sauce: In a small saucepan, add the olive oil and heat. When the olive oil is hot, add the shallots and cook until softened. Add the chicken stock, beer, and molasses and cook until reduced by 75 percent, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
For the Warm Potato Salad: In a large saute pan, add the olive oil and heat. Add the ham and onions and cook until the onions have softened. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the potatoes and toss until heated through. Add the mustard and herbs, and season with salt and pepper.
For the Tuna: Season tuna with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the horseradish, citrus zest, juice, and season with salt and pepper, and set aside. Brush one side of the tuna with Creole mustard. Press crust into mustard.
Heat oil in a large saute pan. Add the tuna, crust-side down, and sear until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn over and sear until medium-rare, another 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with beer glaze and serve with warm potato salad.
This recipe yields 4 servings.




4.0 servings


Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 3:06am


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