Monday, March 21, 2011

Japanese Style Tuna Tartare

 One of my FAVORITE kinds of fish in the world is Ahi tuna. I always buy it sushi grade so that I can eat it just seared on the outside and rare (sushi style) on the inside. If you have not dived into the land of sushi yet..this is the fish to try. The texture and the taste is just amazing! Here is one of my favorite recipes for Ahi tuna (I have many and will post more recipes for Tuna later).

Here is how:
1. Mix together:
1/4 cup of cucumber chopped
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
2 Tbs. finely chopped green onions
2 garlic cloves pulverized
3 Tbs. wasabi paste (can buy for less than a dollar in the sushi section at the grocery store)
1/2 cup wheat free (I use San J) Tamari sauce
1 Tbs. mirin (Japanese rice wine)
1 Tbs. sesame seeds
A pinch of chili paste (I used Taste of Thailand red curry chili paste)
A splash of sesame oil
*After mixing all together place in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator.

2. Prepare your grill and place the tuna over high direct heat and grill on each side just until the outside is seared (just a couple minutes on each side). You might want to brush the Ahi tuna with a little sesame oil to keep it from sticking to the grill (if your grill is not well seasoned).

3. Slice the tuna thinly and serve along side the other prepared ingredients.

This recipe is so healthy, light and will impress guests with this one! xo

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