Tuna nicoise


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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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Wrapping the tuna in vine leaves and then grilling it on an open fire gives such a unique flavour. It adds texture as well. Salty, crunchy with the sweetness of the tuna. This is one of my favourite dishes to eat and it always presents so well.


Vine-leaf wrapped tuna

  • 680 g fresh tuna
  • 200 g brined vine leaves


Portion eight 85 g servings of the fresh tuna and wrap each in a brined vine leaf before grilling to medium rare.

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