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Emeril's Grilled Tuna Pan Bagnat Sandwich

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (1 1/2-inch thick) sushi grade tuna loin or 2 pound tuna steak
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Herbes de Provence
  • 2 crusty French bread rolls, about 6-inches in length, cut in 1/2 lengthwise
  • Tapenade
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • Essence
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  • Rub the tuna on all sides with the oil and lightly season with salt, pepper and the herbs. Grill, turning, until medium-rare. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.
  • With a fork, scrape out the inner crumbs from both halves of bread. Spread both sides of each roll with tapenade. On the bottom slices of bread, layer the tomatoes and onions over the tapenade and top with other ingredients.