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Tuna tartare

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Triumphant tuna tartare

Tuna tartare di tonno

Tuna tartare is easy to prepare. But that is not what you tell your diners. When plated with passion, it is a knock-down dish. A classy dish with a lovely taste. Ideal for an aperitif or starter.


  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 30 Minutes
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 275 kcal


  • 400 grams of tuna
  • 4 spoons of olive oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • A pinch or salt and pepper


  1. Cut your tuna in strips with a sharp knife
  2. Then dice the strips, in about half a centimeter cubes
  3. Add the salt, pepper
  4. After ten minutes add the grated lemon zest
  5. Let it sit in the fridge for about half and hour
  6. Add the lemon juice just before serving


Tuna tartare is an easy recipe. The outcome depends on the freshness of the ingredients. In our version there are no herbs added. Something you can do, of course. Fresh oregano and or parsley for example blends in fine. Mint on the other hand tends to be a tad too prominent.Use your best olive oil for this recipe. And as an alternative, go for sesame oil.How do you serve tuna tartare? First of all, this is not a main course. That would be too much of the good stuff. Serve it during an aperitif or as a starter.The smoothness of the fish contrasts wonderfully with toasted bread. We recommend Nerello Mascalese spumante brut by Coppola for this dish.Make sure you freeze your fresh tuna for three days. That way you avoid the presence of the anisakis parasite.

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