This is not exactly a Tuscan recipe, but yesterday I found very good tuna fish at reasonable prices at the Central Market and wanted to try. It was really good and I hope you can try this extremely fast and simple recipe at home. Tuna fish with pistachio crust is typical of Sicily, in Southern Italy.
Ingredients (for three portions)
- 3 slices of fresh tuna fish, about 2.5 cm (one inch) each
- shelled unsalted pistachio 100 gr
- extravergine olive oil
Tuna fish with pistachio crust recipe
Step 1: with a mixer, roughly grind the pistachio;
Step 2: brush each part of the tuna fish with a mix of extravergine olive oil and a pinch of salt;
Step 3: lean the tuna fish slices on a bed of ground pistachio, on each side;
Step 4: cook the tuna fish in a nonstick pan with a bit of extravergine olive oil for no more than two minutes per side (medium/high heat);
Step 5: remove the slices from the pan and wait 3 minutes;
Step 6: cut the slices in stripes and serve on a bed of mixed salad, adding another pinch of salt and black pepper.
And here goes, in less than 15 minutes you have marinated tuna fish with pistachio crust, a very nice dish that you can prepare for yourself or your guests, giving a good account of yourself.
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