Matt was coming home from a trip right around dinner time so it seemed perfect to make the next recipe, an appetizer, for his arrival. The recipe came from Charles Phan’s cookbook The Slanted Door.
The recipe tagged was for Spicy Tuna Tartare. Phan explained on the recipe that the recipe is inspired by Hawaiian Poke and while it’s similar to a ceviche it doesn’t use citrus to marinade the fish.
For the recipe I mixed diced sushi grade ahi tuna, diced shallots and diced cucumber in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl I mixed sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and olive oil. And then seasoned it with salt to taste.
Then I poured the liquid over the fish and mixed gently. I garnished with cilantro and it was done! So fast, so easy!!
Verdict: This was so yummy, so light, so fresh and so flavorful. The perfect appetizer! I served it with tortilla chips even though Phan suggests serving with sesame rice crackers or shrimp chips. Matt and I both really enjoyed and I’ve even put this one on my list of things to make for Christmas Eve. To make it you can grab the recipe here. Also I highly recommend this cookbook so if you need a great gift for anyone who loves Asian food it would be perfect!!