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Tuna tartare

Recipe by:Christophe Cornet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. yellowfin tuna steak
  • Skin of 1/4 lemon - diced, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon olive oil
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 tsp. diced chives
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 2 tbsp. capers, rinsed and lightly chopped
  • For Garnish (optional): 4 grape tomatoes
  • Vinaigrette

Directions

Chop and dice tuna steak; place in small mixing bowl. Grate skin of 1/4 of a lemon, finely mince and add to tuna. Drizzle lemon olive oil over, add diced chives and mix. Set aside.

Take a thin strainer and place over a small bowl. Separate yolk from egg. Take yolk and push through the strainer, using the back of a spoon to push through the strainer. Do this until the yolk becomes powdery. Do the same with the white part of the egg. Set aside.

On a plate, place a ramekin (a small stainless-steel cylinder) in the middle and start layering the components of the dish. Start with approximately 2 tbsp. of the tuna mixture. Make sure to press down with the back of a spoon, to get a nice even layer. Next, layer the yolk over the tuna. Add the white part of the egg over that. Spread a layer of capers next and finish off with a layer of the tuna mixture.

For garnish, cut 4 grape tomatoes in half and place around plate and drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette. Remove ramekin and enjoy.

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