Dave’s Connecticut Tuna Tartare.

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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 steakDave's Favorite Recipe's
  • 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.


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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David, I think are in the wrong business. It looks like this could be one of your passions.

Make it a great week!

May 05, 2013 07:23 PM #1
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  That recipe sounds wonderful.  Thanks,

May 05, 2013 08:17 PM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Food and Real Estate the best of all :-)


May 05, 2013 10:25 PM #3
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact David Popoff for all your Darien CT real estate needs (203) 228-0646. Keep up the good work! Connecticut sounds appealing.

May 06, 2013 12:44 AM #4
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Now this sounds like something that would be great for lunch!

May 06, 2013 10:27 PM #5
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello David,

I almost missed your post, thank goodness Barbara-Jo reblogged it.  This is a fabulous recipe - thank you!

May 07, 2013 12:15 AM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

David what a great recipe the only thing I was wondering TWO POUNDS?? That is a lot of Tuna Tartar, how many people are coming over? Or you just have a monster appetite:)LOL BTW I am here because of Barbara-Jo's Re-Blog!

May 07, 2013 03:55 PM #7
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
Yes, this was for a party, you can cut it down to 3 or 4 onces per person as an appetizer
May 07, 2013 07:53 PM #8
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

I think I'll try this. My husband fishes and catches tunas (Ahi in Hawaiian). I'm always looking for new recipies.

May 08, 2013 05:03 AM #9
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Another recipe to try.  This sounds delicious.  You can't go wrong with wasabi, soy sauce and sesame oil :)

Jul 16, 2013 02:57 AM #10
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