Grilled Fennel Dusted Tuna with Tomatoes and Eggplants (Tyler Florence) Recipe

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Grilled Fennel Dusted Tuna with Tomatoes and Eggplants (Tyler Florence)
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  1. Prepare ingredients for grilling: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the eggplants in half, toss them in some olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper. Put them cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes in half, toss them in some olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper; set aside. Toast the fennel seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat just until they become fragrant, about 1 minute. Grind them to a powder in a spice mill. Brush some olive oil onto the tuna steaks and sprinkle them with the ground fennel. Cover and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  3. Make the sauce: Cook the chicken stock with the lemon peel over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, or until it has reduced by half. Take the pan off the heat and discard the lemon peel. Stir in the paprika and creme fraiche and season it with a little salt and pepper. Buzz the sauce with an immersion blender (or process it in a regular blender) until it is foamy.
  4. Get grilling: Heat the grill; brush the grate with some olive oil. Season the tuna with salt and pepper and drizzle over some olive oil. Grill them until medium-rare (or to your liking), about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Grill the tomatoes and eggplant until slightly charred. Put the grilled tomatoes and eggplant into a bowl and toss them with some of the sauce.
  5. To serve: Top the tuna steaks with the grilled tomato and eggplant salad. Spoon some more warm sauce over and garnish with torn basil leaves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 391.39 Kcal (1639 kJ)
Calories from fat 52.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.84g 9%
Cholesterol 80.65mg 27%
Sodium 257.45mg 11%
Potassium 1433.04mg 30%
Total Carbs 38.38g 13%
Sugars 22.79g 91%
Dietary Fiber 16.88g 68%
Protein 50.92g 102%
Vitamin C 19.1mg 32%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 126.9mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 47.51 Kcal (199 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.71g 9%
Cholesterol 9.79mg 27%
Sodium 31.25mg 11%
Potassium 173.95mg 30%
Total Carbs 4.66g 13%
Sugars 2.77g 91%
Dietary Fiber 2.05g 68%
Protein 6.18g 102%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 32%
Iron 0.1mg 7%
Calcium 15.4mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.5
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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