Porcini Crusted Tuna with White Bean Ragout and Spinach

Date Added: Dec 1, 2010 Fusion Appetizers
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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Ready In

15 mins



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Tuna coated with ground porcini mushrooms served with a white bean ragout and sauteed spinach. Chef Dan's Porcini Crusted Tuna recipe will impress your friends and family.


  • 1  Cup(s) Porcini Mushrooms, dried
  • 1
  •  As Needed Salt & Pepper
  • 2
  • 8  Ounce(s) Weight Tuna Steak, 3/4" thick
  • 3
  • 1  Table Spoon(s) Olive Oil
  • 4


    1. Add dried porcini mushrooms to a food processor or spice grinder and grind
    2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to reserve dust
    3. Season dust with salt and pepper
    4. Dredge tuna steak in dust
    5. Add olive oil to a saute pan on high heat
    6. Once smoking hot, add tuna and sear on both side for about 20 - 30 seconds, depending on preferred doneness
    7. Slice tuna 1/4" thick on the bias
    8. Plate up white bean ragout and top with sauteed spinach
    9. Fan out tuna on plate

    Sauteed Spinach


  • 6 Ounce(s) Weight Fresh Spinach, stems removed
  • 5 Each Garlic Cloves, smashed
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Olive Oil
  • To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • Directions

    1. Add olive oil to a saute pan and heat
    2. Add garlic cloves to oil and let caramelize until lightly brown
    3. Once lightly brown, remove garlic with a slotted spoon
    4. Add spinach to pan and toss to coat in oil
    5. Saute spinach and season with salt and pepper to taste
    6. Remove from heat and set aside

    White Bean Ragout


  • 3 Table Spoon(s) Butter
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Red Onion, minced
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Carrot, minced
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Celery, minced
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
  • 1 Cup(s) White Beans
  • To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Table Spoon(s) White Wine
  • Directions

    1. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a saute pan
    2. Once melted, add onion, carrot and celery
    3. Saute until translucent and soft
    4. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes
    5. Add white beans and white wine
    6. Season with salt and pepper to taste
    7. Melt in another tablespoon of butter and mix to combine
    8. Remove from heat and set aside

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