Dave’s Connecticut Tuna Tartare.
One of our favorite appetizers’ served with rice crackers is sushi grade tuna tartare. Of course getting the best sushi tuna is a key element to this dish and here in Fairfield County we always go to our local fishmonger at Fishtales Seafood in New Canaan.
- 2 pounds sushi grade tuna steak
- 1/2 cups olive oil
- 2 limes, zest grated
- 4 limes freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons hot red pepper sauce
- 1 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cups minced chives.
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional
- 1 avocado
- 2 tomatoes
- Rice Crackers. (2 packages, Whole Foods have a nice selection.)
Cut the tuna into 1/4-inch dice and place it in a very large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi, soy sauce, hot red pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Taste, if you like spicier then add an additional ½ teaspoon of wasabi and/or red pepper but be careful not to overpower the wonderful taste of the tuna.
Pour over the tuna, add the chives and jalapeno, and mix well.
Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for the flavors to blend.
To serve use a double bowl, with ice in first bowl and second bowl with tuna tartare sitting on top of ice. (If bowl moves around too much put ice in a plastic zip lock bag with second bowl on top.)
Serve on rice crackers.
Side Dishes to top off sushi on rice cracker if wanted.
Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed, and peel. Cut the avocados into 1/4-inch dice, put in side bowl.
Cut the tomatoes in half; remove the seed, cut into 1/4-inch dice, put in side bowl.
Toasted sesame seeds, put in side bowl.
Hot Red Pepper Sauce in jar, you only need one drop if desired.
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David Popoff is a certified “Green Homes Specialist” Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.