Friday, November 7, 2014

Homemade Tuna Tartare

          Some people are intimidated by cooking seafood at home, and raw seafood can seem even more daunting - but it shouldn't be! In a city like Boston, it's easy to get high quality fish caught the same day or even hours before purchasing. Don't be afraid to ask your fish monger when something was caught, any reputable one will be glad to answer.

          Last weekend I made a trip to the Whole Foods on River Street in Cambridge and purchased some incredibly fresh tuna caught just that morning. Sadly, I forgot to snap a pic of the whole filet before I started slicing but you can still see how good this looks!

           The fiance and I made some tuna tartare together, along with my spicy miso ramen for dinner. First we removed any pieces with sinew in them (this was a very small amount) then diced the tuna into small cubes and followed this recipe.

  • 8 oz sushi grade tuna, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps pure sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp chives, minced
  • 2 tbsp panko crumbs
  • 1 ripe, firm avocado, diced
  1. Combine sesame oil, rice wine, lime juice, soy sauce and sriracha. 
  2. Poor over tuna and mix. 
  3. Add chives
  4. Gently combine tuna with diced avocado, refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  5. Add panko crumbs just before serving
  6. Serve with rice crackers

          The finished dish was delicious - just as good as anything you'd get in a restaurant!

          Along with the miso ramen and this amazing bottle of gruener, it was a perfect meal!

          Have you ever tried making sushi at home? What's your favorite recipe? Let me know in your comments!

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