Grilled seafood salad nicoise

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-styled mustard
1 teaspoon Anchovy paste
½ teaspoon Dried thyme; crumbled
¼ teaspoon Sugar
⅓ cup Olive oil
1 pounds 1-Inch-thick tuna steak; cut into 6 pieces
1 large Yellow squash; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
9 \N Jumbo shrimp; shelled and halved lengthwise
12 larges Sea scallops
1 pounds Green or wax beans or a combination; trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths
\N \N Red-leaf lettuce for lining the plates
1 \N Red bell pepper; roasted and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 pint Red or yellow cherry tomatoes or a; quartered combination
1 cup Drained Ni├žoise olives; (available at specialty foods shops and some supermarkets)


Make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, the mustard, the anchovy paste, the thyme, the sugar, and salt and pepper to taste, add the oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing in another small bowl, arrange the tuna pieces and the squash slices on a baking sheet, and brush them lightly with the reserved dressing. In a bowl toss the shrimp and the scallops with 2 tablespoons of the remaining dressing. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. In a kettle of boiling water cook the beans for 5 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender, drain them in a colander, and refresh them under cold water. In another bowl toss the beans with 3 tablespoons of the remaining dressing. On a rack set 4 to 6 inches over glowing coals grill the tuna for 2½ minutes on each side, the shrimp for 4 minutes on each side, and the scallops and the squash for 6 minutes on each side, transferring the seafood and the squash as it is cooked to a platter.Line 6 plates with the lettuce, on each plate arrange 2 scallops, halved horizontally, 3 shrimp halves, and 1 piece of tuna, sliced diagonally, and divide the squash, beans, roasted pepper, tomatoes, and olives among the plates. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the salads or serve it separately. Serves 6. Gourmet Posted to recipelu-digest by "Diane Geary" <diane@...> on Mar 8, 1998

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