Tuna Apple Tartare 


| Recipes | Karen Palmer

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Tuna Apple Tartare

Yield: 4 appetizer-size servings

Cook Time: n/a

  • Marinade

    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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