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Pasta Salad with Seared Tuna and Citrus Dressing

Source: Quick from Scratch - One Dish Meals
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  Serves 4
Here's an ideal warm-weather meal with the refreshing flavors of mint, orange, lemon, and cucumber. Tuna, hot from the pan, is cut into chunks and tossed with the room-temperature pasta salad. You could also cook the tuna outside on the grill.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/2 pound spaghettini
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest (from about 1/4 orange)
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt
Fresh-ground black pepper
6 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut crosswise into thin slices
6 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 pound tuna steak, about 1 inch thick
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DIRECTIONS
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghettini until just done, about 9 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain thoroughly.


In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add 6 tablespoons of the oil slowly, whisking. Add the spaghettini, cucumbers, and mint and toss.


Heat a grill pan or heavy frying pan over moderately high heat. Coat the tuna with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook, turning once, until done to your taste, about 2 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove. Cut the tuna into 1-inch chunks and toss with the spaghettini.


Fish Alternatives:


You could use salmon fillets or swordfish steaks in place of the tuna. For either, add a few minutes to the cooking time.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 548
Fat. Total: 24g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 48g
Sodium: 82mg
% Cal. from Fat: 39%
Cholesterol: 53mg
Protein: 33g
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