Tuna with Tomato-Pepper Sauce

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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tomato-Pepper Sauce

• 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
• Salt
• 1 lb. tomatoes, coarsely chopped
• 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
• 1 Tbs capers, drained
• 1 tsp dried thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• Pinch cayenne pepper
• 2 Tuna steaks
• Olive oil to coat tuna

Preheat grill to high heat.

Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat, sprinkling lightly with salt. While onion and garlic sautee, lightly salt tuna steaks and let rest. When onion and garlic are soft and translucent, add tomatoes, pepper, capers, thyme, bay leaf, and cayenne. When sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer.

Coat tuna with olive oil, the grill over high heat, searing the outside, but being careful not to overcook (it won’t take long! A couple minutes per side should do it.)

Plate tuna and spoon with sauce. Serve with a light salad and fresh bread.