bacon-wrapped tuna steaks with frisee and avocdo salad

prep time/cook time:  30 minutes
servings:  4

4 slices smoked bacon
1 1-pound tuna steak - 1-inch thick cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 head frisee - torn into bite-size pieces
2 hass avocados - thinly sliced

1.  lay the bacon strips on the cutting board and place a piece of tuna in the center of each; season with salt and pepper to taste.  fold the bacon around the tuna and secure with toothpicks.

2.  in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until shimmering.  add the tuna and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until the bacon is crisp and the tuna is still pink inside; about 6 minutes.

3.  meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the vinegar; season with salt and pepper.  toss in the frisee and avocados and transfer to plates.

4.  remove the toothpicks from the tuna and cut each piece in half.  arrange the tuna over the frisee and serve right away, drizzling any remaining dressing left in the bowl over the fish.

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