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Pan-Roasted Tuna with Tarragon Recipe

To begin with, pan roast technique means searing a fish steak such as tuna, swordfish, or halibut at high temperature for a couple of minutes on each side to seal in the juices and form a crust on the outside.  Then you can complete the cooking process in an oven set at 400° F until the steak reaches your preferred stage of doneness. Find how pan-roasting fish steaks make among the most fantastic fish meals.

Probably professional cooks pan roast fish fillets routinely as a way to intensify their flavor, but I discovered the benefits by accident after buying a gorgeously fresh cod filet that turned out to be very thick in one area and quite thin in another.

Ingedients:

  •  2 tuna steaks, about 1- to 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped tarragon leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon regular olive oil

Directions

Pat dry the tuna steaks with paper towels.  In a bowl, mix lemon juice with tarragon, Italian parsley leaves, and garlic. Add a pinch of salt and a few rounds of ground black pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes.  Heat pan for 1 minute, pour in olive oil, and continue heating pan for 2 more minutes.  Pan-fry tuna steaks for 3 minutes. Then transfer to a plate and serve with strawberry tarragon relish.

To make the relish:

Combine 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon. Toss in 12 to 15 strawberries (quartered). Chill and serve with your steaks.

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Ideas for a Good Side Dish for Any Roast

Any idea would do, it’s what you like, it’s what you’re going to serve. For as long as you know it tastes good then go for it. I like applesauce with pork roast. I have made this with frozen peas, carrots, and roasted brussel sprouts. You can also roast or saute’ some of your favorite veggies together, it’s all up to you… it’s your side dish.

For something different, you can try fresh pesto in addition to potatoes, or basil and goat cheese for some complexity. These vegetables would also come very nice with bits or lobster and shrimp mixed in. Let us have a look at some pork roast side dishes.  Snappier peas, crunchier carrots and better-tasting grains, pasta and potatoes will always be quick and delicious side dishes.

I suggest on anything Mediterranean, or Spanish artichokes in many ways. Baby artichokes are particularly popular and tender and combine well with seafood and garlic.

A Mediterranean side dish

BBQ side dish

Just steam them then stuff with garlicky brandy-sauteed shrimp and mushrooms. Potatoes fried in virgin olive oil at home are a delicious dish that cannot compare to any fried potatoes at a restaurant. Learn how to prepare this very typical and flavorful side dish to eat with almost any main course in Spanish cuisine.

If you want something really exotic, go spicy.