RECIPE Healthy Food Blue Fin Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Soy Dressing

Blue Fin Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Soy Dressing

From Chef Brian Moyers of BLT Steak Los Angeles

Serves 6

Crispy Shallots

Peanut oil for frying

3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

2 tablespoons Wondra flour

Fine sea salt


1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium (light) soy sauce

2 tablespoons white mirin

1 tablespoon mustard oil

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

Freshly ground black pepper


18 ounces fresh tuna, trimmed and cut into 1/8-inch dice

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and diced

Toasted sliced ciabatta bread


Pour the oil into a small saucepan to a depth of about 1 inch.

Heat the oil until a small piece of shallot sizzles rapidly when added to the pan.

Toss the shallots with the flour. Carefully add the shallots to the oil and fry until golden brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Remove the shallots with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with a pinch of salt.

Make the Dressing

In a medium bowl, stir together the wasabi powder and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste.

Whisk in the soy sauce, mirin, mustard oil, vinegar, and honey.

Add black pepper to taste. Set aside.

Make the Tartare

Toss the tuna with the olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.

Season the avocados with salt and pepper to taste.

To Serve

To mold the tuna into a disk, place a 3-inch tartlet ring or an empty tuna can with the top and bottom lids cut out on a chilled plate. Fill the ring with a layer of avocado and top with the diced tuna and fried shallots. Lift off the ring. Drizzle the sauce around the tuna.

Serve with the ciabatta or homemade potato chips.

Nutrition Facts: 471 calories, 24g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 4g fiber

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