This Tuna Tartare is made with sushi-grade tuna, avocado, cucumber, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and sesame seeds.
This Tuna Tartare is the ultimate summer appetizer made with the freshest sushi-grade tuna and tossed in a delicious Asian sauce. It is served chilled and pairs well with wonton crackers or tortilla chips.
The first time I had tuna tartare was in the Florida keys about 10 years ago. I always loved eating sushi, but usually that was due to the fact that it was covered in rice. I tried tuna tartare and I was so in love with the combination of the soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey. What a treat!
What you will need:
- Fresh Tuna: This tuna must be sushi grade. I would go to your local fish market to get the freshest quality tuna. To not buy previously frozen tuna!
- Sesame seeds: I used everything but the bagel seasoning since I didn’t have sesame seeds, which works wonders.
- Avocado: You will need one ripe avocado. Pick a dark green to nearly black avocado with a bumpy texture and firm but not mushy.
- Cucumber: Peel the cucumber and then core the seeds. Use the hard part of the cucumber.
- Soy Sauce: I used light soy sauce instead of dark soy sauce.
- Sesame oil: You can buy sesame oil in the ethnic food section of your grocery store.
- Honey: I used pure honey, although any kind works.
- Lime: For best flavor, use fresh limes and not store bought lime juice.
How to make Tuna Tartare
Add the sauce into a bowl and mix. Pour in the diced tuna and mix together.
Pour in the tuna into a ramekin and then place the diced avocado and cucumber into it. Use a fork to press the ingredients down into the ramekin.
Place a plate on top of the ramekin and flip it, the way you would a Spanish tortilla.
Enjoy alone or with wonton crackers or tortilla chips.