How good does tuna sound right about now? I have to admit, I’m a huge fish lover, so fish almost always sounds good to me.
Below is a recipe for Yellowfin Tuna from Gareth Evans, the Head Chef for Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at The London (NYC).
Whether he’s working at The Savoy in London with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, at La Table with Joel Robuchon or in New York City at the exclusive Per Se, Chef Evans knows what it’s like to have A LOT on your plate (so to speak) without A LOT of time to work with. He appreciates that not everyone can take time out of their day to make a complex dinner.
Working off of one of his classic dishes, Chef Evans has taken the extra steps out of his recipe for Loin of yellowfin tuna with marinated jicama, smoked soy and Asian pear with American caviar, to create a family friendly dinner that us Regular Joes and Janes can create in minutes – not hours.
Sounds good to me!
He’s graciously sharing the following recipe with Get Cooking’s readers – something that those of us who love fish are ever so thankful for.
Yellowfin Tuna with Smoked Soy Sauce and Yuzu
Yield: Serves 4 People
1 loin (150 g) of tuna
2 TBS smoked soy sauce
2 TBS regular soy sauce
1 TBS Yuzu Juice
1 TBS olive oil
Cut the tuna into a square log and sear it in a hot pan on each side for about 10 seconds.
Cover with plastic wrap and let cool in the refrigerator. mix the smoked soy sauce, regular soy sauce, and olive oil.
Slice the cold tuna into 1/4 inch slices. Pour the vinaigrette on a flat tray and marinate the slices in the soy vinaigrette for about 5 minutes.
Sounds completely delicious!
Yuzu Juice, or Japanese Citrus, may not be readily available in your area. I’ve read that people sometimes substitute bottled lemon or lime juice for yuzu. Experimentation would tell you which would be the best substitution for this recipe. However, if you really want to enjoy the recipe as intended, you can always order Yuzu Juice online.
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The cool picture at the top of the post is Fishing for Yellowfin Tuna from a Boat in Pre Dawn Light (Available at Allposters.com)