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Grilled Niçoise Tuna Steaks

Salade Niçoise is one of the great summer dishes of Southern France. It's the centerpiece of a party that's all about sunny Mediterranean style, from the wine to the plates to the tea towels.

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  • Servings: 10

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 2 large shallots, coarsely chopped
  • Ten 1-inch-thick tuna steaks (8 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the olive oil with the wine, mustard, thyme, fennel and shallots. Arrange the tuna steaks on a large rimmed baking sheet and pour the marinade over them. Turn the tuna steaks to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Season the tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, for 4 minutes per side, until medium. Thinly slice the steaks, transfer to plates and serve.


A Niçoise salad isn't complete without the traditional accompaniments: mixed olives, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs and steamed potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh herbs.

Suggested Pairing

The French Riviera is famous for fragrant, light-bodied, dry rosés made from Carignane, Cinsaut, Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes. Look for one with crisp acidity and fresh berry flavors.

Contributed By Photo © Quentin Bacon Published August 2009

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