Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare

Tuna Tartare is soul food for me. As I must have mentioned, I am obsessed with raw fish. This dish is greatly satisfying. Tuna tartare is a delicious ‘east meets west’ first course which you are guaranteed to please your friends and family with. Its beauty lies in its simplicity.

Serves 4

400-500g sushi grade tuna fillet
1 Tbs finely chopped red onion
1/2 Tbs dark sesame oil
1 1/2 Tbs light soya sauce
1 1/2 Tbs toasted sesame seed
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp tabasco
5 mint leaves, julienned
lemon zest for decoration
crackers for serving

Prep the fish: Wash the fish under cold water and pat dry it well with paper towel. Cut it in 1/4 inch cubes and place in a glass bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the mint and the zest, to the bowl and gently mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Serve: Place a cracker in each plate, spoon the tartar over it, top with mint and lemon zest and serve immediately.

Make ahead: The tartare can be prepared and refrigerated for up to 30 minutes before serving.

Wine suggestion: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadet are my favorite companions for this Tuna Tartare.


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