Tuna nicoise salad
( SERVES 4 )
- In a processor, make the dressing by blending the chopped anchovies, basil, 3 egg yolks and balsamic vinegar. With motor running, gradually add the oil, then the water (boiled).
- In a mixing bowl, toss the cocktail potatoes (peeled and steamed), halved tomatoes. Followed by the runner beans (trimmed and blanched) and olives with a little of the dressing to coat
- In a saute pan, heat oil, add tuna steaks (x4) seasoned with sea salt and sear both sides, keeping it medium rare. Cut into four slices.
- Arrange the salad on a platter, dotting around the 4 boiled eggs, laying over the tuna steaks and spooning over rest of dressing.
Tip: If you do not have nicoise olives, kalamata olives can be used as a replacement.
Variation: Coat egg in macadamia crumbs.