Grilled Ahi Tuna Burgers with Remoulade and Arugula

Wine  Pairing:  2008 Pfaffenheim Gewurztraminer

4 x 6 oz ahi tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
olive oil
fine grain sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 burger buns (try whole wheat sesame buns, or squares of focaccia or brioche buns)

Rémoulade Sauce:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
1 teaspoon tarragon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons drained, small capers
2 scallions, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
fine grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

To make the rémoulade sauce:
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside, covered in the refrigerator for up to a day before using.

Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. Season the tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Brush cut buns with some olive oil. Grill tuna 2 to 2-1/2 minutes per side (or more to taste) and allow to rest. Grill buns for 2 minutes or so until golden.

Place tuna atop bun and slather with rémoulade sauce. Top with arugula and bun tops. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.

Serves 4.

Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Kitchen Culinaire

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