Easy red tuna tataki recipe
What is tuna tataki? It is a recipe of Japanese origin in which the main ingredient, tuna, is marinated in a delicious sauce based on soy and rice vinegar and then sealed briefly on the plate.
Next you will learn how to prepare a tataki of homemade bluefin tuna, with its respective marinade, and some presentation ideas.
Recipe of tuna tataki
To make tataki it is important to have a good piece of tuna Red. The ideal is loin and the fresher the better.
Tuna tataki, Japanese recipe
Presentation of the tuna tataki
Tataki can be presented with green vegetables. Our recommendation is to use a little lettuce, leek and chives.
Regarding the quantities, the recommendation is as follows:
- A pair of chives, washed and finely cut (there are a kind of "circles" of this grass).
- About five centimeters of the white part of a leek, cut into very thin strips. It is important that the leek is well washed. If not, we can pass it through a bowl of water and a stream of vinegar, even after cutting it.
- A handful of lettuce leaves. I prefer to use the center of the bunch to accompany the tataki, because they are smaller, and have a more vivid color.
At the time of serving, the lettuce is placed next to the tataki, while this is covered with leek ribbons.In that case, you have to freeze the tuna for at least 24 hours, and then thaw it to use it. However, it must be said that normally in Japan the tuna is consumed rather fresh.
What does the word "tataki" mean?
While Wikipedia and other sites speak of the meaning of tataki as "stacked", "distributed in pieces" or even "hit", others specifically refer to the culinary technique of sealing the external part of the piece of fish.
You can click on this link if you want to learn more about the origin of tuna tataki.
More recipes with tuna
If you were willing to prepare more tuna recipes, I recommend a delicious tuna tartar that you can accompany with avocado, or the ever popular homemade sushi.
If you like the tuna more cooked, try our easy recipe of stewed tuna, the traditional tuna marmitako or for a quicker preparation, a pasta salad with tuna.
You can also see our page with fish recipes for every occasion.