Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
1 large clove garlic, peeled
4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
3 tablespoons Lemon-Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/4 pounds tuna steak, cut into 4 pieces
8 basil leaves, shredded
Mince the garlic and thyme together and mix it with the oil and salt and pepper. Spread the marinade in a glass casserole dish large enough to hold the fish in a single layer. Place the fish on top and turn to coat on both sides. Marinate the fish, covered, for 2 hours, turning the pieces occasionally.
Heat a cast-iron skillet, large enough to hold the fish in a single layer, until very hot. Add the fish and cook over high heat about 2 1/2 minutes on each side.
Sprinkle the basil on top and serve immediately.
This recipe is featured on show 2013 – Tuna!