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Rare Tuna Tartar with Herbs and Citrus Sauce Recipe
Rare Tuna Tartar with Herbs and Citrus Sauce
Alain Labrie, La table du chef, Sherbrooke, Québec
Alain Labrie, La table du chef, Sherbrooke, Québec
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 seconds on each side
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
Tuna tartar marinated in citrus juice has a light and fruity taste. It is an extremely quick recipe to prepare. Since the tartar is enclosed in a slice of tuna seared on the grill, it is a good introduction for people who aren't quite ready to try a tartar on its own.

The tuna is quickly marked on both sides on the grill so that the interior stays raw, giving it a two-color effect. Cooking it on the barbecue is instantaneous. If you don't want to use a barbecue, it is best to sear the tuna in a very hot pan. Oven cooking would take too long and would destroy the textures.

- Thin slices of Tuna (1 slice per serving)
- Citrus sauce
- Olive oil
  1. Chop some of the tuna for the tartar; marinate it for 2 to 3 hours in the citrus marinade;
  2. take a slice of tuna and flatten it between two sheets of waxed paper; brush with olive oil;
  3. line each metal ring with a slice of tuna - the ring should be about as high as your little finger;
  4. place a spoonful of the tuna tartar in the middle; fold the slice over to enclose;
  5. mark the tuna on both sides on a very hot grill, about 15 to 20 seconds per side; remove; the inside will still be cold and raw. Since this takes only a matter of seconds, sear the tuna only at the last minute in order to serve it warm;
  6. pour a little of the citrus and lemon balm sauce onto plates; place the rare tuna on top; remove the metal ring; garnish with a few lemon balm leaves and serve immediately.
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