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Recipe of the Day: Healthy, Light Tuna Tartare From Ibiza

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Taste and smell are extremely powerful senses. When it comes to food, just one bite of something delicious can change your mood and even transport you, mentally and emotionally, to another place.

Our recipe of the day comes from the isle of Ibiza, Spain. If you’re looking for the perfect starter or light meal for the upcoming summer months, check out this Fresh and Light Red Tartare of Tuna recipe, given to us by The Ibiza Catering, a popular catering company in Ibiza.

The Perfect Light Starter For Summer | Photographed at Pura Vida Beach Lounge in Ibiza, Spain

The Perfect Light Starter For Summer | Photographed at Pura Vida Beach Lounge in Ibiza, Spain

With eye-popping shades of red, it looks just as good as it tastes. Also included are other refreshing ingredients, such as chopped watercress, watermelon and beetroot on radicchio topped with lime fillets.

Served alone, this recipe is refreshing, healthy and flavorful.

Suggestions and Tips

According to the culinary experts at The Ibiza Catering

  • Suggested Pairing: Serve Fresh and Light Red Tartare of Tuna with ciabatta bread (with or without olives).
  • Wine Recommendation: Rias Biaxes Albarion Sin Palabras.
  • Background Music: Here’s a link to music you can listen to while you cook or eat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0C80qHYabA.

Recipe is below.

Fresh and Light Red Tartare of Tuna
Serves 4
A recipe straight from Ibiza's premier catering company. Fresh and Light Red Tartare of Tuna with chopped watercress, watermelon and beetroot on radicchio topped with lime fillets.
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Ingredients
  1. For the tartar
  2. 0.77 LB (350 Gram) fresh tuna (sushi quality)
  3. 0.22 LB (100 Gram) fresh watercress
  4. 1 small watermelon
  5. 1 small radicchio
  6. 1 beetroot (pre-cooked)
  7. 4 limes
  8. Salt
  9. Fresh ground black pepper
  10. Native olive oil
  11. White wine vinegar or rice vinegar
Instructions
  1. Chop two-thirds of the watercress and drop it into one medium size bowl and add the peel of two limes with a grater.
  2. Fillet the limes, cut it into small pieces and put it on the side
  3. Clean the radicchio, cut it in fine stripes and drop it in another medium size bowl.
  4. Fill this bowl with lukewarm water to avoid that the radicchio becomes brown and to take some of its bitterness.
  5. Cut the beetroot into medium size dices and mix it with one tablespoon of vinegar in a cup.
  6. Cut the same amount of watermelon like the beetroot without seeds and the tuna into equal size dices as the beetroot and drop into the bowl with the watercress and the grated lime peel
  7. (What to do with the rest of the watermelon... more on that later)
  8. Mix the tuna, the watercress, the grated lime peel, the beetroot and the watermelon and add 8 tablespoons of native olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Put it to the side.
  9. Drain the radicchio well, mix it with the rest of the watercress.
  10. Add two tablespoons of native olive oil, one tablespoon of the vinegar.
  11. Add salt and pepper and arrange it on four plates.
  12. Pile up the tuna tartar on the radicchio-watercress-mix.
  13. Lastly, drop the cut lime fillets on the tuna tartar.
  14. Cut the rest of the watermelon in rough cubes, blend it with chopped mint leaves and 3 fluid ounces of vodka and fill it into four glasses. Chill it for at least one hour.
  15. Serve this drink ice cold! Your guests will love it as an appetizer!
Notes
  1. This dish is healthy, refreshing and an amazing eye-catcher because of the different shades of red. A perfect starter or light meal during hot summer days.
  2. Suggestion: You can serve this dish with ciabatta bread (with or without olives).
  3. Wine Recommendation: Rias Biaxes Albarion Sin Palabras.
Adapted from The Ibiza Catering
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