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Char-grilled tuna with baby asparagus and jalapeño dressing

You'll need

3 bunches baby asparagus, trimmed 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed 750 gm piece yellowfin tuna, at room temperature For brushing: olive oil   Jalapeño dressing 1 head garlic 5 jalapeño chillies 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil   Garlic mayonnaise 2 egg yolks 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 30 ml white wine vinegar 100 ml each extra-virgin olive oil and vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, finely grated on a microplane


  • 01
  • For jalapeño dressing, preheat a char-grill pan over high heat. Char-grill garlic in its skin, turning occasionally until tender and slightly blackened (5-10 minutes), then, when cool enough to handle, squeeze cloves from skin (discard skin), finely chop and set aside. Char-grill jalapeños, turning occasionally until tender (4-5 minutes), then, when cool enough to handle, peel, remove seeds and finely chop. Combine garlic, jalapeños and olive oil in a bowl, season to taste and set aside.
  • 02
  • For garlic mayonnaise, whisk egg yolks, mustard and vinegar in a bowl to combine. Whisking continuously, add oils in a thin steady stream and whisk until thick and emulsified. Add garlic, season to taste and set aside.
  • 03
  • Preheat a char-grill pan over high heat. Char-grill asparagus, turning occasionally, until tender (1-2 minutes), set aside. Char-grill spring onions, turning occasionally, until tender (1-2 minutes), set aside.
  • 04
  • Lightly brush tuna with olive oil, seasonto taste and char-grill on all sides until cooked to your liking (2-3 minutes for rare), then thinly slice across the grain.
  • 05
  • To serve, spread a little garlic mayonnaise on a serving platter, arrange tuna on top, scatter with asparagus and spring onion, drizzle with jalapeño dressing and serve.
This recipe is from the December 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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  • Serves 10 people
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  • Serves 10 people

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