Tampa Bay Seafood Recipe List


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Seared Tuna Crusted with Earl Grey Tea in a cilantro-cucumber-macadamia pesto with ginger candy

Yields: 4 servings


4 6 ounce tuna steaks
4 bags Earl Grey tea
to taste salt & pepper


  • Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Lightly coat with Earl Grey tea.
  • Lightly grease a non-stick pan with oil and sear for a minute on each side.
  • Finish in broiler for an additional 2 minutes (rare-medium rare). Place tuna on cutting board.
  • Slice each tuna steak in half and and lean the pieces against each other so they are standing on serving dish.
  • For sauce, place all ingredients in a blender and puree. Season with salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine ginger candy, lime juice and olive oil.
  • Drizzle pesto around tuna and garnish with ginger candy mixture.


    1 oz cilantro leaves
    1/2 cucumber, sliced & peeled
    2 oz roasted macadamia nuts
    1/2 t crushed red pepper
    4 oz olive oil
    1 oz rice vinegar
    to taste salt
    6 pieces ginger candy, chopped
    2 T extra virgin olive oil
    juice of 1 lime

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