TUNA CRUDO

Tuna Crudo Recipe

Tuna Crudo is a delightful Italian dish featuring fresh raw tuna, enhanced with bright citrus, aromatic herbs, and a hint of spice. It’s a perfect appetizer or light meal that’s both elegant and incredibly easy to prepare. The combination of silky tuna and zesty flavors creates a refreshing dish that will impress any guest.

Why You’ll Love This Tuna Crudo

  • Fresh and Flavorful: The combination of raw tuna with citrus and herbs offers a burst of fresh flavors in every bite.
  • Quick and Easy: This dish requires minimal preparation and no cooking, making it perfect for a quick and impressive appetizer.
  • Healthy: Packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, this dish is both nutritious and delicious.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 8 oz sashimi-grade tuna, thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Microgreens or fresh herbs (such as cilantro or mint), for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Tuna: Slice the sashimi-grade tuna into thin, bite-sized pieces. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a serving plate.
  2. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped shallot, thinly sliced jalapeño (if using), orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix well.
  3. Season the Tuna: Drizzle the citrus dressing over the sliced tuna. Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground black pepper over the top.
  4. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with microgreens or fresh herbs. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve Tuna Crudo as an appetizer with crispy crackers or crostini.
  • Pair with a light, crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling wine.
  • For a variation, add thinly sliced radishes or avocado for extra texture and flavor.

How to Store Tuna Crudo

Tuna Crudo is best enjoyed fresh. If you need to store it, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day. Note that the texture and flavor are best immediately after preparation.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: If you can’t find sashimi-grade tuna, you can use other sashimi-grade fish like salmon or yellowtail.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of jalapeño to control the heat level or omit it entirely for a milder dish.
  • Freshness: Ensure you use the freshest possible tuna for the best flavor and texture.

Tuna Crudo Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: AppetizersCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

150

kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz sashimi-grade tuna, thinly sliced

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Microgreens or fresh herbs, for garnish

Directions

  • Slice the sashimii-grade tuna into thin, bite-sized pieces and arrange on a serving plate.
  • In a small bowl, combine shallot, jalapeño, orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the tuna slices. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Garnish with microgreens or fresh herbs and serve immediately.

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