Grilled North Atlantic Yellow Fin Tuna Loin

8 ea. Vine Ripe Tomatoes
1-cup Hickory wood Chips
½ ea. Onion
1 sprig Basil
1 cup V8 Juice
16 ea. Little Neck Clams
4 ea. Large Sea Scallops
16 ea. Maine Mussels
4 Tbsp Blended oil
1 cup White wine
½ ea. Onion
1 sprig Thyme
½ ea. Diced Onion
2 ea. ¼ inch Diced Potatoes
1 tsp. Butter
2 ea. Ears of Young White Corn
1 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
4 ea. 6oz Tuna Loin Steaks
Salt & Pepper

Set up a small smoker by placing the wood chips in an old pan with a wire rack 3 inches above them and a lid. Cut the tomatoes in half and place on the smoker rack and smoke on high heat for 10 minutes. Dice up the 3 half onions keeping each separate. Take 4 nice leaves from the basil and cut into very fine strips. Reserve for the sauce at the end.

In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add ½ a diced onion and the remaining basil leave and stalk. Cook until the onion becomes translucent approximately 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the smoked tomatoes and the V8 juice, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Blend the sauce in a food processor and strain through a fine sieve. Season to taste. Wash the clam and mussels.

In a hot pan add 1 tablespoon of oil, a ¼ of a diced onion, half the thyme, and the clams. Add half the wine, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes over high heat until all the clams are open. Remove from the heat and cool. Repeat this process for the mussels. Strain the juice from the mussels and clams. Pick the clams and mussels from the shells.

Cut the scallops into ¼ pieces. In a sauté pan heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, add the diced onion and the ¼ inch diced potatoes (a little color is good on these), 3-4 minutes over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium; add the corn and a teaspoon of butter. After stirring for 2 minutes, add the cooking juices from the clams and mussels, and cook for 8-10 minutes until the potatoes and corn are cooked and most of the liquid is evaporated but the hash is still moist. Add the scallops, clams, and mussels and season to taste.

Season and oil the tuna with the olive oil and sear on a hot grill. Depending on how you like to eat your tuna and the thickness of the steak will determine the length of time you need to cook it on each side. For medium rare it will need 2-3 minutes per side on the grill.

Place the corn hash in the center of the plates. Carve the tuna steaks in half and place on top of the hash. Add the basil strips to the sauce and sauce around the tuna and the hash.