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Fresh Tuna Hero
Ingredients: 1/2 lb tuna steak, about 1 1/2" thick
6 large cloves garlic
1 Tbsp white wine
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 hero rolls, about 5" long each
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 thin slices red onion
2 oz thin string beans
4 slices large ripe tomato
1 red bell pepper
1 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsely or cilantro
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Remove about 1/4" from the top of the garlic cloves. Place in a ramekin or other small baking dish with white wine. Drizzle with olive oil.
3. Bake garlic for 1 hour. Allow to cool before using.
4. Roast the bell pepper. This can be done in the oven with the garlic (though will take less time, 15-30 minutes), or over an open flame. Allow to cool and slice lengthwise into eight pieces.
5. Wash green beans, trim the ends, and blanch.
6. Sprinkle both sides of tuna with black pepper and salt to taste.
7. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan.
8. Sear tuna over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.
9. Remove tuna from pan, allow to cool, and cut crosswise into 8 thin slices. Reserve.
10. Slice the top third off each roll, lengthwise. Save the tops. Hollow out the centers of the bottom portions and brush with extra virgin olive oil. Squeeze roasted garlic from skin and smear over the inside of the hollowed roll.
11. Lay two slices of tuna along the bottom of each roll. Cover each with a slice of onion, beans layed lengthwise, a tomato slice, and 2 slices bell pepper. Press down to pack firmly into roll, and sprinkle with parsely and black pepper to taste. Cover with the roll tops.
12. For a moister sandwich, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.