Tuna Avocado Tartare ‘To Go’
- July 1st, 2015
- in Yachting
Onboard Lolalita, we absolutely love having kids out with us.
Everything is so magical, new and exciting, and that energy carries through to all guests and crew – it’s contagious, and wonderfully so.
At the same time, there are many different aspects we consider when we have kids onboard, from safety to itinerary to—you guessed it—food. We find that most young ones prefer a ‘simpler’ menu than the adults, and that’s perfectly fine. Unspoken permission allows me to create dishes with funny faces and googly eyeballs – I get to be silly, too.
On occasion, a child or young adult comes out with us that has a sophisticated and adventurous palate for their age, and that inspires further enthusiasm. Not only is the ocean magical, the sailing thrilling, and the islands exotic – now the food is sensational, too. The energy is beyond electric and I have oodles of fun in the galley.
One young girl whose family sailed with us on Lolalita loved all kinds of sushi, but her brother and sister were a bit more sceptical. They were willing to try something “kind of like sushi” in their adorable words, and so I created…
2 filets of tuna, raw, chilled
2 sprigs green onion
1oz fresh ginger, peeled, shredded
Handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
1tsp olive oil
Juice from half a lime
Salt and pepper
Black sesame seeds
Thin crackers or tortilla chips
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the raw tuna diced (about ¼-inch cubes); diced avocado; green onion split long-ways and diced; shredded ginger; chopped basil; olive oil; lime juice; and salt and pepper to taste.
I recommend serving immediately, but it can last in the fridge up to an hour. Either serve in a bowl with tortilla chips, or spoon the tartare onto thin crackers. Garnish with Sriracha sauce (if you like spice) and black sesame seeds.
Recipe serves 8