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Ahi Tuna Tartar with Sesame Asparagus Vinaigrette

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  • === FOR THE TUNA ===
  • 8 oz Ahi tuna; #1 grade, finely diced
  • 2 ds Hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tb Fine chopped chives
  • 1 ts Canola
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
  • 1 bn Asparagus; blanched, refreshed
  • 1 tb Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ts Sesame oil
  • 2 tb Canola oil
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
  • 1 tb Toasted white sesame seeds


In a chilled bowl, mix ingredients together. Mold tuna into small towers either using a pvc pipe, ramekin or cut out can. Cut 2-inch asparagus spears and save. Take the rest of the asparagus and roughly chop. In a blender, add 1/2 cup chopped asparagus with mustard and juice. Blend at high speed and add oils. Check for seasoning. Toss spears in vinaigrette. Place spears in a flat circle and top with tuna. Drizzle a little of the vinaigrette on the plate. Garnish with sesame seeds. This recipe yields 4 servings.
Recipe Source: EAST MEETS WEST with Ming Tsai From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MT-1A05)
Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - -or-
Recipe by: Ming Tsai
Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.