Ooh, my favorite!

Tuna tartare
April 13, 2010, 3:43 pm
Filed under: Recipes

Just after I had posted that I was looking forward to a nice gloomy weekend, the sun came out in full force. It would have been a crime not to take advantage of a sunny Seattle weekend, so we decided we needed a nice springtime snack to celebrate the blue skies.

I’ve adapted this from Ina Garten’s recipe in the Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook by altering the sauce and adding a bit more since I wanted a little more flavor. We usually have this as an appetizer or a side with sushi.

Tuna tartare

(serves 4 to 6)

1 pound sashimi grade tuna (I used ahi here)

3 limes, zested then juiced

3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

3 teaspoons wasabi powder

1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

Black pepper to taste

3 green scallions minced

1 jalapeno pepper minced (ribs and seeds removed)

2 ripe avocados

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Combine lime zest, lime juice, soy sauce, wasabi powder, Tabasco, pepper, sesame oil, and olive oil in a bowl and whisk together.  If it needs more taste add more soy sauce.

Cut the tuna into a small dice and place in a separate bowl with green onions, jalapeno, and avocado (also cut into a small dice).  Add the sauce and mix together.

Tip: I usually wait to add the avocado until just before I’m ready to serve, just to be sure that the color is bright and the texture holds.

Serve with water crackers a rustic Ciabatta bread sliced.

4 Comments so far
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I just printed this! sounds delicious!!!

Comment by Diana

Yay Diana, let me know how it goes. It’s one of my favorite snacks.

Comment by Natira

Oh it IS delicious.

Comment by Annik

Ha, I knew you’d like this post. Have you made it lately? I’ll make it when I come visit for BB’s birthday.

Comment by Natira

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