Monday, December 8, 2014

Tuna Tartare - Real Italian Kitchen

Tuna Tartare

Some of our friends gave me and my husband a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon as wedding present. What an awesome gift! I promised them that to thank them I would prepare a dinner to go with the Champagne, and what better then raw fish to pair with such wine artistry? 

There are many ways to prepare Tuna Tartare. The one I make has vegetables in it, cause eating raw tuna in a bowl makes me feel like a cat. A spoiled cat. 

 Ingredients for 4 people: 

-One small tuna filet, if fresh freeze it overnight to kill all the bacteria and avoid food poisoning.
(If you're not close to the see, every fish you buy has been previously frozen, just so you know…)

-Half a red pepper
-The juice of one lemon
-Extra virgin olive oil
-salt and pepper

Step by Step

1. Cut the tuna into cubes, following the natural lines that are already present in the fish.

2. Put it on a strainer and pour the lemon juice over it. You want to marinate it lightly in the lemon, not cook it in it, and citrus is not a main flavor of this dish.

 3. Once the outer part of the tuna has turned "grayish" you can start adding the other ingredients:
the pepper also cut into squares, the chives.

4. Fix with salt and pepper.
 5. Serve on a leaf of lettuce, on a beautiful serving plate. I'm in love with the rectangular plates I got at Pier 1. I know you can also find them at Ikea, and pretty much anywhere nowadays.

Simple right? And delicious! Good things are meant to be shared with the people you love, I hope you will try this recipe soon! 



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