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Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter Recipe

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter
Servings: 8

Courtesy of "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," copyright 1999. I usually make this when my close friends come to spend the afternoon, and we either play cards or scrabble. I must say that I have tweaked it here and there adjusting it to our personal preferences. This recipe reminds me of Ina Garten, because it is simple, elegant, done with class and in excellent taste.

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic day today. Today, we're going to make Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter. It's one of my all-time favorite food recipes. This time, I'm going to do something a little different. This is going to be delicious. Prepare the ingredients before making Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter for your family or friends.


  • 8, NA, NA, NA, 3/4 tuna steaks

  • 2 olive oil

  • 8 kosher salt

  • 1/2 fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 tomatoes

  • 1 nicoise olive

  • 3 watercress

  • 1/2 arugula

  • 1/2 anchovies

  • 1/4 champagne vinegar

  • 10 Dijon mustard

  • 1 kosher salt

  • 1 fresh ground black pepper

  • 2 olive oil

  • 2 small white potatoes

  • 3 small red potato

  • 1/2 dry white wine

  • 2 champagne vinegar

  • 3/4 Dijon mustard

  • 10 kosher salt

  • 1/2 fresh ground black pepper

  • 3 olive oil

  • 2 scallion

  • 2 garlic powder

  • 2 capers

  • 2 fresh dill

  • flat leaf parsley

  • fresh basil leaves

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 19 steps you must follow to make Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter in your home by yourself.

Directions: How to Make Grilled Tuna Nicoise Platter


  2. Drop the white and red potatoes into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until they are just cooked through.

  3. Drain in a colander and place a terry-cloth kitchen towel over the potatoes to allow them to steam for 10 more minutes.

  4. AS soon as you can handle them, cut in 1/2 (quarters if the potatoes are largerand place in a medium bowl.

  5. Toss gently with the wine and chicken stock.

  6. Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding., MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:

  7. Combine the vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.

  8. Add vinaigrette to potatoes.

  9. Add scallions, dill, parsley, basil or Italian seasoning, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and stir until just combined.

  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  12. To grill the tuna, get a charcoal or stovetop cast iron grill very hot.

  13. Brush the fish with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper., Grill each side for only 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

  14. The center should be raw, like sushi, or the tuna will be tough and dry.

  15. Arrange the tuna, haricots verts, potato salad, tomatoes, eggs, olives, watercress, capers and anchovies, on a large flat platter, if used, or you can serve each person individually.


  17. Combine the vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.

  18. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.

  19. Drizzle some over the fish and vegetables and serve the rest in a pitcher on the side., Bon Appetit!

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