Monday, June 24, 2013

Tuna tartar

June 2013 has not been very favourable as far as weather is concerned. We are officially ,"summer", but the weather runs hot and cold with mostly cloudy ,rainy days. When the sun shines, we all run to our BBQ's and keep our fingers crossed that we can get our meal done before the rain begins.
So what Do you make to eat on those days when it is just not enjoyable to go go there and BBQ?

Ron and I prefer a lighter meal , still cool and relatively quick and easy to prepare, thus the tuna tartar, it hits the spot and is lovely with toast, cracker or baked nan. The avocado layer is optional, I have tried many versions of this recipe, but the simpler one is always our go to choice. If you want to fancy it up do check out some of the many variations on line.

1avocado peeled pitted and chopped
3 T lime juice
A smidgen of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
(Diced onion optional)

Sushi grade tuna chopped 12ounces or depending on the number of people you wish to serve
1 T olive oil
Juice of half a lime (also optional if it freaks you out to eat raw ...the lime will lightly cook the tuna)
1/4 cup sliced green onion(optional)
Srirachi hot chili sauce to taste ( we use a good amount as we like a bite to our tuna)
A good heaping Tablespoon of mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Garnish with black and white sesame seeds.

As mentioned there are so many variations on this dish, with cilantro, capers, mustard etc. you are limited only by your imagination, but this one is our favorite, so enjoy!