Happy Tuesday, Friends! Did everyone watch a ton of football over the weekend? We sure did and how exciting were those playoff games? Naturally you need lots of yummy football watching food and one of our very favorite dishes is tuna tartar!
My husband eats out a lot when he is on the road with his job. Often times he tries a dish that he loves and when he comes home tries to duplicate it. But he always puts his personal touch on the dish and then dubs it “Bradford’s” (which is his first name) So, according to him, this is his recipe. No matter what you call it, it’s delicious!
First you need to start with fresh sushi-grade tuna. We always buy ours from our local seafood market called Buckingham Valley Seafood. It is located on Route 413 (1489 Durham Road in Buckingham, PA) and run by owners Ed and Dottie. They are the nicest folks and always have the very best and freshest seafood in town. Naturally they have a great selection of shrimp, lobster, halibut, mahi-mahi, tilapia, crab, etc. By the way, it’s the only place we purchase our seafood and it never has that “fishy” smell like other places. We highly recommend it. It’s that good! Isn’t this a pretty piece of tuna?
BRADFORD’S TUNA TARTAR
-½ pound fresh sushi grade tuna (wash and dry tuna then cut into very small cubes using sharp knife.)
-2 Tablespoons fresh ginger. (Peel and grate ginger, then pour in your hand and squeeze the juice into your bowl.)
-Zest of one lime
-Juice from ½ lime
-½ diced avocado
-Chopped Garlic to taste (about 2-3 cloves)
-4-5 finely chopped scallion
-1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
-1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
-Sesame Seeds to taste (white seeds approx. 1 tsp.)
-Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste (Use sparingly)
-Wasabi Powder (Optional)
1-Wash and dry tuna well and cut into very small cubes and put in a bowl.
2-Add all of the other ingredients and stir together well. You can experiment with the wasabi powder, salt and pepper but add sparingly at first. Serve immediately. (If you make it ahead of time, place an avacodo seed in the prepared tartar, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.)
3-We like to serve our tuna tartar in a traditional dip dish along with Blue Tortilla chips. Our favorite dish is this terra-cotta one we’ve had for years. It’s perfect for this recipe and we also use it serve guacamole because the chips fit so nicely around the edges. Perfect for a football party!
4-Another way to serve tuna tartar is to use small wonton wraps. Spray the miniature muffin pans with Pam then place each wrap in a mini muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Allow the cups to cool then fill each one with a scoop of your tuna tartar. Enjoy!!
This has become one of our favorite appetizers! It’s so easy to make! The hardest part is finding fresh tuna and a ripe avocado! Try it and see what you think. I guarantee it will impress your guests.
Well, that’s all for today. I hope you have a lovely afternoon and evening and thanks as always for stopping by! Later this week I will be sharing a few easy home improvement projects that will instantly increase your home’s value and appeal! xoxo Dell