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I've been working and came up with this and its kinda like Italianese, Yum !!!

Tempura Panko & Proscuitto
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2 - cups of panko bread crumbs
1 - box of tempura batter
2 - half pound sections of tuna loins ( you will be frying these separate )
vegetable or canola oil for frying (enough to cover fish or if you have a fryer your in there !)
2 - tablespoon of olive oil
3 - thin slices of prosciutto sliced into half inch pieces
1/2 - of a shallot diced fine
1 - clove of garlic pressed or minced fine
4 - teaspoons of capers (whole and drained)
1/2 - teaspoon of lemon zest
1 - lemon, juiced
1/2 - cup of chopped Italian parsley (half will go into sauce and the other will be used for garnish)
1 - cup of cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
3 - tablespoons of butter
1 - cup of white wine ( I like to use a pinot grigio like berringer )

Recipe for the sauce :
In a skillet place the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat then add the prosciutto, cook till crispy
and remove and drain on paper towel. Next add the shallots and garlic and sauté for about two
minutes ( carful not to burn garlic ). Then add white wine, lemon juice, and lemon zest, capers,
1/4 cup of chopped parsley, and the 3 - tablespoons of butter. Heat to a good simmer and reduce
to about half and set aside ( when the fish is done you will reheat the sauce and add the cherry
tomatoes that are halved ).

Recipe for the fish :
Make up the tempura batter as the box says, heat up the oil to 350 degrees and place panko
bread crumbs into a shallow baking dish. When oil is up to temp dip one section of tuna loin into
tempura batter and into panko bread crumbs and fry one at a time for about 2 to 3 minutes( for a
nice rare) just until golden brown and drain on paper towels and repeat with second piece of fish
and let rest. (See note at bottom)

Next reheat the sauce and add the tomatoes and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes but don’t over
cook to keep them firm. When the sauce is done, slice the tuna across the grain about 1/4 thick
add sauce to plate set fish and add more sauce around and over fish and garnish with crispy
prosciutto and the rest of the fresh parsley.

Enjoy, Captain Pelican Phil

(Note: if you guys don’t like your fish on the rare side just add about another 2 minutes to the
frying process, Cheers !!! )

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