Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

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A tuna tartare recipe is a bit like a Christmas dinner in my opinion. We alternate meat with vegetarian and fish! A wonderfully varied menu where every course is a surprise. Because this is a fairly well-known dish, it took some thought to come up with a surprising element. But it turned out well if I do say so myself. We add celeriac that we have cooked in lemongrass. An extra Eastern touch to the dish. I ordered the tuna from my fishmonger and it is not the cheapest piece of fish, but very tasty. tuna tartare appetizer

Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

In this delicious tuna tartare recipe we cook celeriac with lemongrass, also known as “sereh”. The lemony aroma of the lemongrass gives a surprisingly fresh taste to the dish. Moreover, it is not only a seasoning, but can also serve as a decorative element to beautifully decorate your dish.

With this aromatic and decorative addition you can give your tuna tartare an extra special twist. Feel free to experiment with other Asian spices to spice up your dish even more. Enjoy!

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You can buy the tuna fresh or frozen.

You can then use the stems again to make tea, for example. This Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass will be a showstopper on your table as a starter or a nice snack.

Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

Asian tuna tartare with lemongrass

A beautiful glass filled with fine Asian flavors and fresh tuna.

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Hallway: starter
Kitchen: Asian
Keyword: lemongrass, celeriac, cucumber, tuna
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
calories: 156kcal
Author: Francine
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  • 300 gram fresh raw tuna
  • ½ cucumber - peeled, cut into small cubes
  • ½ celeriac - peeled, cut into small cubes
  • 1 shallot - very finely chopped
  • 6 stalks chives
  • 2 el black sesame seed
  • 4 el soy sauce
  • 5 stalks lemongrass

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And this is how you make it:

  • Clean the celeriac and cut half of the tuber into small cubes of 3x3mm.
  • Put a pan with water on and cut 1 lemongrass stalk into small cubes. Add this to the boiling water and add the celeriac cubes. Boil them for about 6 minutes until they are soft. Drain in a colander.
  • Cut 4 slices lengthwise from the tuna so that you can hang them over the lemongrass stalk.
  • Cut the rest of the tuna into small cubes.
  • Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds in the middle. You also cut this into small cubes. Chop the shallot very finely, and cut the chives into small pieces with scissors.
  • Mix the diced tuna, cucumber, celeriac, chives in a bowl and season with some freshly ground pepper and the black sesame seeds.
  • Pour the soy sauce into the glasses and top with the tuna mix.
  • Serve with a lemongrass stalk on each glass and a slice of tuna on top.
  • Delicious bites!
For example, you can make a soup with the leftover celeriac.
The other half of the cucumber can be used for lunch. 
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Do you want to make even more tasty dishes with tuna? Here are some other top picks for you:

This beautifully cut beef tomato filled with homemade tuna salad.

Or this vitello tonnato salad with fresh pesto.

But you can also easily make a tuna pizza yourself!

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