Filed Under: Fruit, salads, Starter, Under 20 Mins

Tuna in the Half Shell

Serve this restaurant-style meal for a fresh, healthy and satisfying supper.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe & Food Styling by David Grenier

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
  • 1½ pounds fresh sushi-grade tuna
  • 1 Asian pear, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (tough outer leaves removed)
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3 avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup sprouts
  1. Place a medium-sized bowl in a larger one inset with ice. Dice tuna, placing cubes in chilled bowl. Add pear and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together next 8 ingredients. Pour vinaigrette over tuna, season with salt and pepper, and gently mix.

  3. To assemble, spoon tartare into centre of avocado halves and garnish with sprouts. Serve with flatbread crisps and salad.

Nutrients Per Serving

383 calories, 26 g fat, 30 g protein, 11 g carbs, 7 g fibre. Excellent source of vitamin D and folate.

Tuna in the Half Shell
Photography by Michael Alberstat