Tuna tartare

tartareIngredients:

  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 lb. sushi-grade ahi tuna fillet
  • 3/4 tsp. peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. soy sauce, preferably reduced sodium
  • 2 1/4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño chile, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. Asian sesame oil
  • 8 pieces fresh chives,
  • 1/2 yellow, red, orange bell pepper diced finely
  • persian cucumber diced finely
  • avocado cubed 1/2 inch
  • crusty bread sliced 4″X 2″ toasted
  • Directions:

    In a small, dry fry pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds, stirring often, until fragrant and beginning to brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Pour onto a small plate to cool.

    Using a very sharp knife, trim away any sinew or skin from the tuna fillet. Cut the tuna into 1/4-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Add the ginger, soy sauce, lime juice, jalapeño and sesame oil and stir gently to combine.
    To serve, divide the avocado on top of toast.  Add the tuna to sauce and mix.  Place on top of  avocado and add sesame seeds on top, dividing evenly. Top with the chives and serve. Serves 4.

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