Chef Eric Recipe: Tuna Carpaccio W/Avocado Mousse Soy Foam

Chef Eric Recipe: Tuna Carpaccio W/Avocado Mousse Soy Foam

This week, as part of his (and hopefully your) commitment to a healthier 2016, Chef is sharing a recipe for fresh Ahi tuna served in a martini glass. It looks sexy, is light and flavorful, and is easy to prepare.

Makes about 10 small bites or serves 4 as a first course.

 

Tuna Carpaccio

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ahi tuna loin
  • 1 oz sesame oil
  • 1 oz rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Asian red chili pepper flakes

Method

  1. Slice the tuna into 16 1-oz slices.
  2. Combine sesame oil, vinegar and pepper flakes. Use a brush to coat both side of each piece of tuna with the sesame oil-vinegar mixture.
  3. Put tuna pieces on a sheet pan, cover with plastic and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

Avocado Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Split the avocado and remove the seed. Scoop the pulp from the skin into a bowl, add sour cream and mix until it’s fully incorporated, then add salt and pepper.
  2. Put the mousse in a pastry bag and reserve in refrigerator until assembly.

 

Soy Foam

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lecithin (an emulsifier available through Chef Rubber)

Method

Puree soy sauce and sour cream in a blender or with a hand blender.  Slowly add lecithin to the liquid and blend until bubbly. Reserve in a pint container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

Garnish

Radish sprouts or other micro greens and black sesame seeds

 

Assembly

  1. Line a small martini glass (or other small glass bowl) with 1-½ slices of tuna
  2. Pipe avocado mousse in the middle, then top with a teaspoon of soy foam
  3. Garnish with black sesame seeds and radish sprouts
  4. Serve with a mini fork

 

If serving as a first course, divide tuna evenly in 4 larger martini glasses and top with mousse and soy foam.

 

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Chef Eric LeVine

Chef Eric LeVine

About Chef Eric LeVine

Chef Eric LeVine
Chef/Partner, Morris Tap & Grill, Paragon Tap & Table
Pazoo.com Culinary Expert

http://www.chefericlevine.com

Chef Eric LeVine is one of America’s most passionate, respected and celebrated chefs. He has received numerous awards and accolades, and is known as the “chef’s chef” – turned to by caterers and restaurateurs around the world for the latest trends in the culinary industry.

The International Chef’s Association named Chef Eric Creative Caterer of the Year and Chef of the Year...