Recipes: Seared Tuna on Heirloom Tomatoes

2 Chef Jeff Heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced into 5 slices each
6 ounces ahi tuna
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 green olives, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon salt

Arrange tomatoes on a serving platter. Heat a cast-iron grill over high heat until very hot. Quickly sear tuna on each side for 1 minute per side. Remove from heat. Mix the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and olives in a bowl and set aside. Thinly slice tuna. Add to bowl with olive oil mixture and toss until well coated. Spoon over tomatoes, sprinkle lightly with salt, and serve.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 10 appetizer servings

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