Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tuna Tartare Prepared Italian Style

By: The Food Hunter

There are many ways to prepare tuna tartare but I've found the recipe below to be the simplest, freshest formula. Chopped tuna is mixed with capers & anchovies, adding a lot of flavor to the dish without overpowering the delicate tuna.

The tuna tartare is a treat for your taste buds. It can be served alone or with toasted baguette slices. Enjoy it for lunch or as an elegant appetizer.

Italian Style Tuna Tartare

2 ounces skinned fresh tuna
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 anchovy fillets, minced
2 teaspoons cognac
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup olive oil (I used part anchovy oil)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 red onion, minced
salt & pepper to taste
slices of toasted baguette for serving

Combine Dijon, anchovy, cognac and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add the oils, whisking constantly, until it emulsifies. Whisk in the lemon juice. Add the capers, parsley, and onion and stir to combine.

Cut 3/4 of the tune into a 1/4-inch dice. Mince the remaining tuna in a food processor. Add the tuna to the vinaigrette and mix it until the fish absorbs the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with toasted baguette slices.


  1. Oh my that looks perfect I can almost taste it ♥

  2. Believe it or not, I have never had anything tartare. I haven't tried sushi either! I really need to get up the nerve to try it. ;-)

  3. This sounds like a wonderful appetizer!

  4. This would be a great party appetizer! Love the fresh tuna. <3

  5. I know I would happily eat this for lunch, as an appetizer or whenever I had the chance!

  6. I've never heard of tuna tartare before, but reading your ingredient list is making me hungry!

  7. I have fresh tuna at my fingertips! So trying this! Thank you!!

  8. Totally drooling! That looks incredible! Love the Italian spin on it, too!

  9. That's one fabulous recipe. I love that you gave it an Italian twist.

  10. oooo I've never had tuna tartare! Gotta give this a try!

  11. Awesome! The anchovies and capers put this over the top. I'm putting this one on my next dinner party appetizer list!

  12. This looks great and would be awesome on a toasted baguette

  13. This is a great looking meal. I'm in search for some brand new recipe ideas and this look like a good one.

  14. Oh wow, this looks like it will really hit the spot! What a beautiful way to enjoy tuna!