Tuna Crudo just claimed the top spot on our list. We're obsessed with Italian cuisine, and this incredible Tuna Crudo appetizer is simply the best! These delicious Tuna Crudo appetizers have a firm yet smooth texture, topped with a zesty lemon vinaigrette. Served in endive boats with crispy cucumber slices, they're a culinary delight. It's an incredibly easy dish to make at home, and it's sure to impress your friends when you serve it.
Ingredients – One 10-ounce sushi-grade Ahi tuna loin, partially thawed – 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil (see Notes) – 1 tablespoons lemon juice – 1 tablespoon caper berries – 1 tablespoon brine from capers – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes – Freshly ground black pepper – 1/2 long green seedless cucumber – 3-4 Belgian endive torpedoes, depending on their size
Tuna crudo is a dish with high-quality, fresh tuna thinly sliced or diced and served raw. It's similar to sashimi in Japanese cuisine. It's usually seasoned minimally, often with olive oil, sea salt, and citrus juice or zest to enhance the natural flavors. Herbs like chives or basil can add freshness. The quality of the tuna is crucial since it's raw. Sushi-grade tuna should be used and served as fresh as possible.
Step 1 In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, caper brine, and red pepper.
1. Slice the cucumber thinly and place in a bowl of ice water. Trim the brown ends of each endive, then remove and reserve a layer of leaves. Repeat until you have about 20 leaves of similar size. Save any remaining Belgian endive for later use.
Slice partially-thawed tuna into 1/4-inch pieces and marinate in vinaigrette for 5 minutes. Blot cucumber slices dry and assemble them in Belgian endive 'boats' along with the marinated tuna. Finish with a light drizzle of vinaigrette and garnish with capers and fresh herbs.
Dive into the refreshing world of Tuna Crudo, where simplicity meets flavor. With just a few quality ingredients and a couple of minutes, you'll be enjoying this elegant yet easy dish that proves less really can be more.