Sunday, February 23, 2020

Spicy Tuna Tartare

My husband wears many hats in this family.... he is a playful dad to three boys, an accomplished member of the medical community, a super talented food blog photographer (he's always been the official STTHB photographer!), and an ever patient husband. What not as many people know is that he is also an excellent cook!

I've previously written about the cooking moves that impressed me when we were first dating, but he's always finding new ways to express those talents. He can cook a mean steak, create a mushroom or wine reduction sauce from heart, and he's always ready to whip up a stir fry with whatever is on hand in the fridge. He's inventive, and flies by the seat of his pants while working in the kitchen... and I'm the lady busy taking measurements! I like to think we balance each other out!

This amazing, and simple-to-make, Spicy Tuna Tartare recipe is all his. Created on a whim while on vacation, it's a little bite that packs a big punch! Luscious tuna is joined with fresh green scallion, sriracha, mayonnaise, and gochujang (a Korean chili sauce) to make a delicious & quick appetizer. Serve with thinly sliced avocado on fried wonton chips or your favorite cracker, and pair with your favorite cocktail. This is a mighty little app that will be sure to impress!

Spicy Tuna Tartare
makes 8 ounces

8 ounces fresh, raw tuna
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 teaspoon mayonaise
1 teaspoon sriracha
1 teaspoon gochujang mayo, or 1/2 tsp gochujang chili. We have this at or local grocery store, but you can find it on Amazon if it's not available.
crackers or fried wonton chips for serving

Thinly slice 3 scallions and put aside.

Using a sharp knife, trim the tuna into a clean rectangle. Next, slice 1/2-inch thick 'fillets' from the larger piece of fish. Taking those 'fillets', slice into 1/2-inch wide strips, and then dice up to make 'cubes'. Add to a small bowl and reserve.

Add the sriracha, mayonnaise, & gochujang to the tuna, along with the sliced scallion. Give a quick stir and let sit for 1 minute to meld the flavors.

Serve on crackers with thin slices of avocado.

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