What's Cooking: Grilled Ahi Tuna Agrodolce

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News 12's Lily Stolzberg learns how to make grilled ahi tuna agrodolce at Uncle Giuseppe's.

Tuna Steak:
Ingredients:
1 piece 6 to 8 ounces of Ahi Tuna (sushi grade)
1 TBS Olive Oil 
2 TSP salt and black pepper

Directions:
-Pre-heat grill.
-Coat both sides of tuna steak with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. 
-Place on hot grill and let cook 2-3 minutes on each side for very rare tuna. For medium rare, let cook 2-3 minutes longer with grill cover closed. 
-Remove from grill and let rest 2 minutes before slicing (which should be cut crosswire against the grain of the steak)

Agrodolce Sauce
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Olive Oil
10 large shallots peeled, leaving root at end intact; quartered lengthwise (halved if small) 
1 and 1/2 cups dry red wine 
1 cup white balsamic vinegar 
2/3 cup water 
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup gold raisins
1 TSP salt and black pepper
1 bay leaf

Directions:
-Heat Olive Oil in saute pan over medium heat until hot, but not smoking.
-Add shallots and saute, stirring until they start to caramelize and are slightly soft. 
-Lower flame and add wine, vinegar, water, sugar, raisins, salt and pepper, and bay leaf. 
-Bring to boil. 
-Lower heat and let simmer 15-20 minutes until thickened while gently stirring (If mixture thickens too fast, add a little more water to thin slightly).

How to Plate: Slice tuna 1/4 inch thick. Please 2-4 slices of tuna on plate and top with 2 ounces (1 large spoon) of agrodolce sauce and serve.

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