16/10/2012

Tuna Non-Nicoise

Inspired by the classic Niçoise salad, I set about a hearty main centred around a nice piece of fresh tuna steak.

Niçoise is tuna, steak, seared, canned, cool or warm, green beans, olives, capers, tomatoes and optionally lettuce leaves.

Close, but not close enough to actually call it Niçoise , I went with shaved fennel, mixed leaves, vine tomatoes, capers, black olives, cucumber, chives and extra virgin olive oil for my salad.

Dress the plate and leave a space in the middle for the tuna steak, seared in a griddle pan; tenderstem broccoli, lightly boiled; an egg, hard boiled, halved and placed alongside.

Garnish with a couple of chives and a wedge of lemon.

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