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Cured Tuna Crudo

You’re sure to impress guests with this Cured Tuna Crudo recipe that tastes as good as it looks. (Courtesy Salt Water Sportsman)

Tuna

  • 1 lb. tuna loin, cleaned
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • Zest of lime, lemon, orange (1 each)
  1. Mix salt, sugar and zest; rub over tuna loin, and let cure 1 hour.
  2. Rinse and slice thin.
  3. Reserve for plating.

Slaw

Slice all as thin as possible:

  • 1 green papaya
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 cucumber

Thai Vinaigrette

Mix together:

  • 1⁄2 cup fish sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 3 Thai chilis or jalapeños
  • 5 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1⁄2 cup lime juice

Dish Assembly

  1. Mix green papaya slaw with 3⁄4 Thai vinaigrette and marinate 20 minutes.
  2. Plate tuna slices on dressed papaya slaw.
  3. Garnish with remaining vinaigrette, peanuts, cilantro and lime oil.