THow to make fresh tuna tartare: Tuna tartare is a very light and simple dish perfect as an antipasto. The essential ingredient is high quality, fresh tuna which isn’t too difficult to find on the tiny Italian island of Ponza.

You can make different versions of Tuna tartare using orange or lime but however you chose to create it, it is best prepared an hour before you are ready to serve.

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Ingredients to serve 6 – 10 people

  • 450 grams, fresh tuna steak
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon, finely grated
  • Juice of 1/2 of the lemon
  • 40 grams extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 palm full of fresh fennel sprigs (wild if you can get it), finely chopped
  • Small pinch of salt
tuna tartare
  1. In a small bowl, add the oil, orange juice, orange zest, fennel and salt then mix well.
  2. Pat the tuna as dry as possible with some paper towel.
  3. Chop the tuna as finely as possible then add it to the oil mixture.
  4. Mix well and spoon the tuna tartare into your choice of molds, pushing it down with the back of a spoon.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Turn the tuna tartare out onto serving dishes and decorate with fresh lemon slices and fresh sprigs of fennel.
  7. Serve immediately.
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