Tartare is traditionally prepared with beef or chopped horse, the word tartar is now used to describe several dishes that all have as common trait to be prepared from raw food. Tartars can be made with red meat, fish, seafood and even vegetables, which are often refreshing appetizers for summer.
This is a simple recipe which ingredients can vary according to your tastes, so you can let your imagination take control! NB: Fish tartar should be prepared with fish intended for sushi, having previously passed through the freezer to eliminate certain natural parasites of which the fish are carriers. Ask for sushi quality tuna or salmon.
|Prep time: 15 minutes
|Cooking time: No cooking required
|Servings or yield: Appetizer for 1 or to share
|Difficulty level: Easy
|6oz Ahi tuna
|1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
|1 tsp. green shallot, chopped
|1 tsp. French shallot, chopped
|½ tsp. fresh chili peppers, minced
|1 tsp. cilantro leaves, chopped
|1 tsp. olive oil
|Juice of 1/2 lime
|1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
|¼ tsp. toasted sesame oil
|Salt and pepper to taste
|2 sliced strawberries
|½ avocado, sliced
For vinaigrette, put ingredients in a small bowl, mix well and set aside. For tuna, slice into small cubes. Transfer tuna cubes to a bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well. Dress your serving plate, place the cooking ring on the plate and fill it with tartare, add avocado and strawberry. Remove ring, serve and enjoy.