Serves 6 for salad or appetizer
Preparation for the Tuna Loin:
Note about poaching:
You are not “deep frying” the tuna in this recipe. Deep fry is done at 350 degrees, and poach is at about 180.
Heat your oil in a heavy sauce pot to 180 degrees. Coat the tuna loin pieces with the salt and spices. Using a slotted spoon, dip the tuna pieces into the oil and cook for 4-5 minutes to achieve a nice rare interior. Remove with slotted spoon and allow to cool on a rack.
The poached tuna can be served warm or cold with a salade nicoise or as an appetizer.