February 16, 2007

Honey-Coated Fried Tuna

Honey-Coated Fried Tuna
from La Cocina de Mama by Penelope Casas

3 small tuna steaks (about 12 oz. total)
kosher salt
1 egg
1/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
olive oil

Sprinkle the tuna on both sides with salt and let sit for 10 minutes. In a dish, beat together the eggs and parsley.

Pour oil into a skillet to a depth of 1/8th inch and heat. Spread a light coating of honey on each side of the tuna steaks, dust with flour, then coat with the egg mixture and transfer directly to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, turning once, until the coating is golden and the tuna cooked to taste, 5 to 8 minutes.

Notes: I've made two other recipes from this same cookbook and was very pleased with them. This one was no exception. I was after something a bit different to try with tuna steaks because I've been a bit stuck on them lately, as one can see by many of the recent new recipes I've tried. On first reading this recipe, I admit I was skeptical. It just seemed an unlikely match. But it was really lovely. I cooked the tuna a bit less as I like mine on the rare side, about 2 1/2 minutes per side.

The recipe recommends trying the same method with tuna cut into 1-inch cubes instead of steaks for tapas. I have my eye on a tapas cookbook, and think if I get it that I might try to also adapt this one.

Posted by Jennifer at February 16, 2007 6:37 PM | TrackBack

Holy cow that sounds good. O.O

Posted by: catie at March 8, 2007 4:43 AM

Definitely a big change from the Asian-influenced tuna recipes we'd had lately, and definitely very good. Another winner from La Cocina de Mama!

Posted by: Michael at March 12, 2007 9:18 PM
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