Culinary Collection

Crispy Ahi Tuna and Lemon Pepper Aioli

with pesto-Parmesan fingerling potatoes and green beans

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Fish (Tuna), Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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Did you grow up hearing the pun "you can tune a piano, but you can't tune a fish?" Did it make you think of a fish playing the piano? Just us? Well, you can play some Rachmaninoff on your phone while you sear up this meaty tuna steak, getting it to that seared-outside-pink-inside that is pure perfection. And with a panko coating, the tenderness inside will be extra juicy and the contrast extra lovely. Can't tuna fish? Nope! Yes we can.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Fingerling Potatoes
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    10 oz. Ahi Tuna Steaks
  • 8 oz. Green Beans
  • 1 Lemon
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    1.26 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    ½ oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    1 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
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    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 3 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken, follow same instructions as tuna in Steps 2 and 4, cooking over medium heat until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Roast the Potatoes

    Halve potatoes lengthwise.

    Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

    Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until golden brown and fork-tender, 18-20 minutes.

    Toss roasted potatoes with pesto and Parmesan. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil.

    While potatoes roast, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Lemon Pepper Aioli

    Zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Combine 1 tsp. lemon juice, mayonnaise, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

    Combine 1 tsp. lemon zest, panko, and a pinch of salt and pepper in another mixing bowl.

    In another mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 tsp. water until cornstarch dissolves.

    Pat tuna dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread cornstarch mixture evenly on one side of tuna, then top with panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

  3. 3

    Cook the Green Beans

    Trim ends off green beans.

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

    Add green beans to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.

    Stir in 1/4 cup water, garlic salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cover, and cook until green beans are tender, 4-5 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    While green beans cook, cook tuna.

  4. 4

    Cook the Tuna

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil and tuna to hot pan, panko side down, and cook until tuna reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-5 minutes per side. Tuna is often enjoyed medium-rare (pink in the middle). For medium-rare, cook 1-2 minutes per side. Consuming raw or undercooked tuna may increase your risk for food-borne illness.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate as pictured on front card, topping tuna with lemon pepper aioli. Squeeze lemon wedges over meal to taste. Bon appétit!

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