Ahi Tuna Tartare on Taro Chips

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  • 10 oz Ahi tuna sustainably caught
  • 1 Asian pear
  • 2 Tbsp Pickled ginger
  • 1 Shallot
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Mirin (Sweet cooking wine)
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper
  • 1 bunch Chives
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Yuzu
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 3 Tbsp Salute Santé! Extra Virgin Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Taro root
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 liter Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil For frying taro chips


To prepare

  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the tuna into uniform 1/4-inch dice and refrigerate in a stainless steel bowl.
  • Uniformly mince the pickled ginger and shallot and place in a small bowl. Add the soy sauce, mirin and a little of the pickling juice and allow to macerate for 1 hour.
  • Using a sharp knife, split the jalapeño pepper lengthwise. Remove the seeds and the membrane inside the pepper with your knife, then finely dice the jalapeño. (Removing the seeds and the membrane makes the pepper less spicy.)
  • Slice the taro root 1/8-inch thick on a mandoline and store in cold water. Punch out each piece of taro root in circles approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter (the taro chips don’t have to be cut into circles if you don’t have a cookie cutter this size).
  • Heat either your deep fryer or a cast iron pan of grapeseed oil to 300 degrees and fry the chips until they stop bubbling and become crispy. Transfer to dry paper towels and season with salt immediately after removing from the oil.
  • Zest the yuzu into a bowl. Add the Dijon mustard and the juice from half the yuzu. Using a whisk, mix together well before slowly drizzling in the Chardonnay grapeseed oil to form a dressing. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the diced tuna from the refrigerator. Peel the Asian pear and dice the same size as the tuna, then add to the bowl along with the diced pepper, ginger and shallot mixture and the dressing. Gently mix until well combined. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Lay out taro chips on a tray and mound a little of the tuna mixture on top of each one. Finish with finely chopped chives and the zest of the Meyer lemon before serving.


Recipe courtesy of Chef Clint Davies

Products In This Recipe

Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil 200ml bottle