Tuna Au Poivre (Tuna With Ground Black Pepper) Recipe

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Tuna Au Poivre (Tuna With Ground Black Pepper)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Put the pepper on a flat plate. Place a large skillet, preferably non-stick, over medium-high heat; add the olive oil. Dredge both sides of each piece of tuna lightly in the pepper; it will adhere nicely, forming a thin coat. (Use a bit more pepper if necessary.).
  2. As they're dredged, add the steaks to the pan. Turn the heat to high. Cook about 2 minutes, then turn. Add salt and cook 1 more minute. Turn heat to low and remove tuna to an ovenproof plate. Place in oven.
  3. Add half the butter to the pan, followed by the shallots. Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the shallots soften, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the wine; let it bubble away for a minute or so and add the remaining butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the sauce is thickened.
  4. By this time the tuna will be medium-rare (cut into one to make certain). Cut the steaks in half, put each serving on a plate, and spoon a little sauce over it.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 163 Kcal (682 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.41g 16%
Cholesterol 22.21mg 7%
Sodium 11.45mg 0%
Potassium 182.85mg 4%
Total Carbs 5.23g 2%
Sugars 1.27g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.16g 5%
Protein 4.83g 10%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 17%
Iron 20.4mg 114%
Calcium 25.9mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 197.63 Kcal (827 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.62g 16%
Cholesterol 26.93mg 7%
Sodium 13.88mg 0%
Potassium 221.69mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.34g 2%
Sugars 1.55g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.41g 5%
Protein 5.85g 10%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 17%
Iron 24.8mg 114%
Calcium 31.4mg 3%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.9
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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