Tuna Tartare Recipe

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.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place 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.
  3. Step 3

    Boil 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.
  4. Step 4

    Use a sharp knife to cut through the grain lines of the tuna to create even slices, then cut into cubes.
  5. Step 5

    In 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.
  6. Step 6

    Place a 3-inch pastry ring in the center of a serving plate and spoon vegetable and fish mixture into it. Press down firmly.
  7. Step 7

    Press 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.
  8. Step 8

    Loosen 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.
  9. Step 9

    Serve the tartare immediately, or if serving later, cover very lightly with plastic wrap. Eat on the same day, this will not keep longer. Enjoy!