Tuna Tartare Recipe
This classic tuna tartare recipe is so easy to make and also beautiful to look at with its pretty presentation. Your guest will be absolutely wowed.
- Serves: 4 persons
- For the Dressing:
- 1teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 ½tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1pinch kosher salt
- For the Fish:
- 4ounces cucumber (peeled, seeded, finely diced)
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (freshly ground, to taste)
- 8ounces sushi-grade tuna
- ¼cup red bell pepper (deseeded, peeled and finely diced)
- ¼cup shallots (finely diced)
- ½cup potato (peeled and finely diced)
- 3teaspoons parsley (finely chopped)
- 2tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4tablespoons sour cream (thick; or Greek yogurt)
- For the Garnish:
- 1tomato (seeds removed and cubed)
- Optional: Fresh herbs
- Optional: Sliced avocado
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Place the cided cucumber into a bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir then leave for 5 minutes. Rinse quickly under running water and dry on kitchen paper. Keep to one side.
Step 3Boil potatoes in lightly salted water for 3 minutes maximum. Drain and dry with kitchen paper, then season with a tiny sprinkle of salt and pepper. The potatoes must be very dry before they are used.
Step 4Use a sharp knife to cut through the grain lines of the tuna to create even slices, then cut into cubes.
Step 5In a bowl, mix the tuna and all the diced vegetables, chopped parsley, and mayonnaise. Do this carefully so as to not break up the vegetables.
Step 6Place a 3-inch pastry ring in the center of a serving plate and spoon vegetable and fish mixture into it. Press down firmly.
Step 7Press a small indentation in the center of the tartare and place a large tablespoon of sour cream into it. Smooth the sour cream with a spatula or knife.
Step 8Loosen the ring and remove it very carefully. Lightly whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle lightly on and around the tartare. Decorate with the tomatoes and fresh herbs (if using) and a little extra pepper. The tartare also works really well with slices of avocado for a more substantial dish.
Step 9Serve the tartare immediately, or if serving later, cover very lightly with plastic wrap. Eat on the same day, this will not keep longer. Enjoy!