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Tuna Apple Tartare

Tuna Apple Tartare

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Tuna Apple Tartare

Recipe adapted from Scott Serpas, Serpas True Food, Atlanta, GA

Yield: 4 appetizer-size servings

Cook Time: n/a



1 tablespoon Sriracha chile sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


6 ounces sushi-grade yellowfin (ahi) tuna, diced

1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

½ tart green apple (such as Granny Smith)--peeled, cored and finely chopped

1 avocado--halved, pitted and diced

Kosher salt

Kettle-style potato chips (optional)


1. Make the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk together the Sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Whisk in the sesame oil and set aside.

2. In a stainless-steel bowl, gently combine the tuna, onion, apple and avocado. Add the sesame dressing, gently stir to combine, season with salt and serve with the kettle chips, if using.

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