of Ahi Tuna with Sesame Oil and Hot Peppers
oz. Sashimi grade Ahi , diced
t garlic, minced
T jalapenos, minced
T Bartlett Pears, diced
T pine nuts, toasted
T mint, chiffonade
t chili powder
T sesame oil
slices white bread
All ingredients are to be divided by four for preparation
of each individual serving plate.
Mince tuna and put into a 2 inch ring mold. Place
on 10 inch dinner plate and remove mold.
Separate yolk from white of quail egg and place
yolk on top of tuna. Discard white.
Place 1/2T diced pears above the tuna at "12
o'clock" and proceed around plate with 1/4T minced Jalapeno at
"10", 1/2t garlic at "8", and 1T toasted pine
nuts at "6".
Sprinkle plate with 1/4t chili powder, 1/4t salt,
1/4t white pepper, 1T mint.
Drizzle pine nuts with 1T sesame oil.
Toast 2 slices of bread for each plate. Remove
Slice diagonally to form triangles and place at
right side plate.
After presentation of plate to diner, all ingredients
should be mixed to create the tartare.
Copyright © 1996 by Michael Mina