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MEDITERRANEAN TUNA RECIPE

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Ingredients for 4 portions
of Mediterranean tuna
:

4 - 6 oz. tuna steaks,
1 1/2 cup pomodoro sauce,
1/2 cup sliced celery,
1/4 cup sliced olives,
1 red bell pepper, sliced,
1 medium onion, chopped,
1 garlic clove, crushed,
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil,
1 tsp. chopped fresh basil,
salt and pepper to taste,
1/4 cup white wine,
1/2 lb. penne pasta.

Recipe: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the tuna steaks and sear them on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side. Remove the tuna steaks from the skillet and set them aside. Add the red peppers, celery ans olives and saute for 3 minutes more. Deglaze with the white wine, add the pomodoro sauce and season to taste. Reduce the sauce slightly and return the tuna steaks to the skillet. Put the skillet in a preheated oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the desired doneness. Boil the penne according to taste and toss it with some of the Mediterranean sauce. Cooking tip: If you don't have a skillet with oven-proof handle, use a baking pan instead.

Chef George Krumov
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.

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