Guava Ahi Tuna Tartare

by Maddie
Guava Tuna Tartar with Plantain Strip

Discover an exquisite fusion of flavors with our Guava Tuna Tartare recipe. Sushi-grade Ahi Tuna meets tangy guava, complemented by a zesty sauce and served atop creamy avocado. Elevate your culinary journey with this elegant dish.

Why I Love It

  • Simplicity Meets Sophistication: While it may sound intricate, this recipe is approachable and can be created without culinary acrobatics. It’s a dish that effortlessly impresses without being overly complex.

  • Flavor Symphony: The Guava Tuna Tartare combines elements that create a harmonious dance of flavors. The delicate Ahi Tuna meets the sweet tang of guava, creating a taste sensation that’s both unexpected and delightful.

  • Textures in Harmony: It’s not just about taste; it’s about texture too. The contrast of the tender tuna with the creamy avocado and the crunch of sesame seeds keeps every bite interesting.

  • Versatile Delight: Whether as an appetizer for a gathering or a special treat for myself, the Guava Tuna Tartare never fails to make a statement. Its versatility is part of why I adore it.

What Are The Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise: Creamy and rich, mayonnaise forms the base of the sauce, adding a velvety texture and a subtle richness to the dish.
     
  • Sriracha: This spicy condiment takes the sauce up a notch, adding a kick of heat that complements the other flavors.

  • Sesame Oil: With its distinct nutty aroma and flavor, sesame oil introduces an Asian-inspired element to the sauce, enhancing the overall taste profile.

  • Ahi Tuna Block: This premium cut of tuna is prized for its tender texture and clean taste. When cut into bite-sized cubes, it becomes the star ingredient of the dish.

  • White Onion: The white onion, if used, contributes a mild sharpness and a slight crunch that contrasts with the other textures in the tartare.

  • Guava Paste: Guava paste brings a burst of tropical sweetness to the dish. Its vibrant flavor infuses the tartare with a unique and delightful twist.

  • Chives: Chives offer a fresh and mild onion-like flavor. Chopped finely, they add a touch of color and a subtle aroma to the tartare.

  • Sesame Seeds: These small seeds provide a gentle crunch and a hint of nuttiness, enhancing the overall textural experience of the dish.

  • Fried Plantain Strips: These crispy strips offer a contrasting crunch to the soft textures of the tartare. They add a touch of indulgence and a playful element to the dish.

  • Avocado: Creamy and buttery, the avocado cubes create a lush foundation for the tartare, adding depth and a cooling contrast to the other components.
Guava Tuna Tartar ingredients in a white bowl

How To Make Guava Ahi Tuna Tartare

  1. Step 1: Prepare the Sauce
    In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sriracha mayo, and sesame oil until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Step 2: Prepare the Tuna Mixture
    In a medium bowl, combine the Ahi Tuna cubes, chopped white onion (if using), guava paste cubes, chives, and sesame seeds. Gently mix these ingredients to ensure an even distribution.

  3. Step 3: Assemble the Tartare
    Place a mold on the serving plate where you’ll create the presentation.
    Begin with the base layer by arranging the Hass Avocado cubes inside the mold. Gently press down to create a solid foundation.
    Spoon the tuna mixture on top of the avocado layer within the mold. Press lightly to ensure a cohesive layer.
    Carefully lift the mold upwards to unveil the beautifully layered tartare. The contrasting layers will captivate the eyes and entice the taste buds.
     
  4. Step 4: Add Final Touches
    Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the tartare. This not only add visual appeal but also contribute to the overall taste experience.

  5. Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
    Present the Guava Tuna Tartare as a work of art on a plate. Accompany it with a side of Fried Plantain Strips. Their crunch will complement the tartare’s textures and provide a playful contrast.
Guava Tuna Tartar with Plantain Strip

Recipe Tips

  • Quality Tuna: Use sushi-grade Ahi Tuna for the best results. Its fresh and clean taste will shine through in the tartare.

  • Knife Skills: Make sure your knife is sharp when cutting the tuna into cubes. Clean cuts will enhance the presentation and texture.

  • Avocado Ripeness: Choose a ripe Hass avocado for creamy goodness. It should yield gently to pressure without being overly soft.

  • Sesame Seeds: Toast the sesame seeds lightly before using them. This step enhances their nutty flavor and adds a subtle crunch.

  • Sauce Adjustment: Adjust the amount of sauce to your preference. If you prefer more heat, add sriracha to the mayo; decrease the amount for a milder option.
     
  • Layering: When assembling the tartare, ensure each layer is evenly distributed and well-packed for a neat presentation.

  • Mindful Mixing: When mixing the tuna mixture, handle it gently to preserve the delicate texture of the tuna cubes.

  • Immediate Consumption: Ideally, the Guava Tuna Tartare is best enjoyed immediately after assembly to appreciate its flavors and textures.

  • Short-Term Storage: Cover the tartare tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight container if you have leftovers. Place it in the refrigerator and consume it within 1 day.

  • Quality Check: Do a visual and smell check before consuming any leftovers. If the ingredients appear off or have an unusual odor, it’s better to discard them.

  • Safe Ingredients: Always ensure that the ingredients used are fresh and of high quality. Avoid using ingredients that are close to their expiration date.
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Guava Tuna Tartar with Plantain Strip

Guava Ahi Tuna Tartare


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  • Author: Maddie
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Description

Elevate your plate with a burst of flavors! Say hello to Guava Tuna Tartare: Sushi-grade Ahi Tuna meets tangy guava, all on a bed of creamy avocado.


Ingredients

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Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ahi Tuna Block, Sushi grade, cut in 1-inch cubes (6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon white onion, chopped (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Guava Paste, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/8 cup fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds, Toasted
  • 6 ounces of Fried Plantain Strips (Store-bought)
  • 1 Hass Avocado, cut in 1 inch cubes

Instructions

  1. Make the Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sesame oil, and sriracha. Set aside.
  2. Tuna: In a Medium bowl, add the Tuna, white onion, guava paste, and sesame seeds and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of sauce and toss until coated.
  3. Plate it:
    1. Put a mold on top of the serving plate for plating.
    2. Add the avocado to the bottom layer of the mold and press it down lightly to tighten around it.
    3. Add the tuna mixture to the avocado inside the mold, and press lightly.
    4. Carefully Remove the mold upwards.
  4. Serve: Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with Fried Plantain Strips.

Notes

Tips

  • Quality Tuna: Use sushi-grade Ahi Tuna for the best results. Its fresh and clean taste will shine through in the tartare.
  • Knife Skills: Make sure your knife is sharp when cutting the tuna into cubes. Clean cuts will enhance the presentation and texture.
  • Sauce Adjustment: Adjust the amount of sauce to your preference. If you prefer more heat, add sriracha to the mayo; decrease the amount for a milder option.
  • Mindful Mixing: When mixing the tuna mixture, handle it gently to preserve the delicate texture of the tuna cubes.
  • Immediate Consumption: Ideally, the Guava Tuna Tartare is best enjoyed immediately after assembly to appreciate its flavors and textures.
  • Short-Term Storage: Cover the tartare tightly with plastic wrap or an airtight container if you have leftovers. Place it in the refrigerator and consume it within 1 day.
  • Safe Ingredients: Always ensure that the ingredients used are fresh and of high quality. Avoid using ingredients that are close to their expiration date.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 518
  • Sugar: 25
  • Sodium: 180
  • Fat: 25
  • Saturated Fat: 3
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 60
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 6

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