Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuna Ceviche with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette and Baby Arugula


Here's a simple and equally pretty salad or appetizer to serve at your next party. Just be sure your guests like cilantro...if not...I would think a suitable substitute would be a combination of fresh basil and parsley!

*To make your tuna easier to cube, place the tuna steaks in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes before slicing, this ensures it's nice and cold too!

1.) Make this Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette exactly as written below.  At the end, stir in one tablespoon of very finely diced scallion. (The scallion is optional but I enjoy a little scallion crunch with my tuna ceviche.)

2.) Dice up super fresh Ahi Tuna and place in a bowl.

3.) Spoon some of the prepared vinaigrette onto the tuna and mix together.

4.) Spoon some Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette on the bottom of a plate.

5.) Place a circle cookie cutter (or food shaper) centered on top of the vinaigrette.

6.) Spoon tuna ceviche into the circle and lightly pack it down.

7.) Remove the circle, top with a bit of baby arugula and drizzle with a tad more vinaigrette.

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, February-March 2006


1 cup packed cilantro
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of minced garlic

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth vinaigrette consistency.



Karen said...

I think I could live on tuna tartare, tuna ceviche, tuna rolls...anything with raw tuna is okay by me.
Love this vinaigrette...everything sounds so fresh and bright!

Bo said...

Gorgeous dish and photos!

Nicole said...

So fresh and fantastic. Makes me want to PLAN a party :)

Christine's Pantry said...

Beautiful dish.

Unknown said...

An absolutely amazing looking dish!! YUM!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I feel bad saying it but I'm not sure I trust people that don't like cilantro. It's really short sighted of me too considering I hated it up until I was 20. But then I saw the light. This recipe and photo is so beautiful. Makes me want to have a dinner party tonight!

chow and chatter said...

looks great as always :-) Merry Christmas

Nuts about food said...

Oh yes baby!

Heather said...

This is a really impressive dish that sounds easy to put together with your instructions. It sounds so fresh, too. The perfect thing to eat after an indulgent few weeks.