Tuna isn’t just that smelly stuff your mom slapped between two slices of whole grain to help diversify your PB&J portfolio when you were younger. When not tucked into a mysterious silver pouch, it is a wonderful steak-y fish that is rich in omega-3s and antioxidants. Tuna tartare is a dish of finely chopped raw sushi-grade (this is a must) tuna that goes great with avocado and soy sauce. This recipe is perfect to serve up this summer and has the added benefit of making you look super sophisticated.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 pound sushi-grade tuna
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon jalapeño
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped or grated
1 avocado, cubed
1. Cut tuna length-wise in 1/8-inch sheets, then again into 1/8-inch strips and again into 1/8-inch cubes.
2. Toss in bowl with lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds. Make sure all the tuna is coated in liquid.
3. Mix in shallot, jalapeño, cilantro, ginger and avocado and gently toss.
4. Add salt to taste, but the soy sauce should give you plenty of flavor.
5. Pack 1/4 mixture into a small bowl or ramekin about the size of your fist.
6. Cover bowl with upside-down plate and flip.
7. Gently remove bowl and admire your classy creation before enjoying.
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