Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Raw ahi tuna with Citrus Marinade

Raw ahi tuna with Citrus Marinade

Incredibly quick, easy and healthy... be sure to use a high-quality ahi tuna, as you will be consuming said fish raw.

I simply marinated my ahi in 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice, splash of lemon and lime, 1 tsp sesame oil, pinch of cayenne and sea salt. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes (allowing the citrus to permeate and seep into the tuna).

While the tuna is marinating, cut supremes from an orange, as well as fresh jalapeño, raw red onion and green onion. Cut the green onion on a bias, meaning - the diagonal. This will allow them to display a more glamorous "diamond" shape, as opposed to a simple circle (more 'restaurant' presentation).

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mayo, 1 tsp wasabi paste and sprinkle of sea salt... whisk together to form a wasabi-mayo.

When plating, carefully line the ahi tuna into rows - being sure to keep the lines clean and modern. Carefully spoon the citrus reduction atop the ahi, and allow to cascade to the bottom of the plate... creating a small pool for the tuna to rest. Top the ahi with a slice of jalapeño, orange segment, raw onion and green onion. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and dot the plate with the wasabi mayo.

Simple. Sophisticated. Healthy.

Love y'all dearly!! xo 

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