Sunday, 22 March 2015

Tuna Tartare

March 20th was the first day of spring and to celebrate I made this melt in your mouth Tuna Fish Tartare. Seasoned with Asian spices, this dish is just the perfect spring dinner appetizer. 
In case you are not familiar with Tartare, it is traditionally made with beef tenderloin and consists of minced raw meat seasoned with capers, shallots and mustard. I decided to change it a bit and made it with a beautiful sushi quality Tuna Fish steak and seasoned it with a bit of  lime juice, sesame seeds, oil and other delicious ingredients.
Let's just say French cuisine met Japanese cuisine and the result is a must try! 

Preparation time: 30 min
Yield: 4 portions
Level: Easy

  • 300g Sushi quality tuna fish
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh ground ginger
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 tsp powdered garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Finely chopped cilantro or parsley
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with exception of the tuna fish. 
Mince tuna fish and add it to the bowl, mix it well and taste to adjust seasoning. You might find you need more soy sauce, depending on how you like your food salted. 
Let it marinade in the fridge for 15 to 30 min. 
You can eat it by itself or along side toast slices on plain tortilla chips. 

Note: Careful with how much lime juice you add, if you add too much, it will cook the fish and you will end up with a Ceviche. :)
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