Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tuna Tartare with Ginger and Shiitake Mushrooms

I've never had Tuna Tartare before so I have nothing to compare this to. I guess I could compare it to sushi. I like sushi, so it was like doing my own sushi salad. 

I got the tuna grade sushi at HMart, an Asian grocery store in Burlington, MA. They have every kind of Asian food you can think of. I was a little nervous about buying this and keeping it fresh. So, on my way to HMart, I stopped by Market Basket and bought a bag of ice. After I bought the tuna, I put it on the front seat, took the back of ice and put it right on top. It did stay fresh.

This was a real good meal. I couldn't tell it was raw fish and I hate mushrooms too. But these mushrooms just blend right into the salad.

Normally this is around 360 calories. Rocco's version is around 130 calories. Yum!


Anonymous said...

Wow, they didn't even have you stir-fry the tuna? I was thinking canned tuna. You just can't go wrong with ginger and shitake mushrooms. =)

matbathome said...

Rocco did say that you could stir fry it if you felt unsafe about eating raw food. I wanted to be as authentic as possible. I didn't get sick, so I guess I did it right. Finding sushi grade tuna is really hard unless you live near a big city or a very good Asian market. Canned tuna wouldn't work for this recipe.

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