Small Plate: Tuna, Pear, Cucumber, Nori

Hope everyone here in the northeast has pulled out of that snow storm!

Tuna sashimi cucumber pear nori

This “recipe” is easy, no cooking involved. Raw, actually. This was my morning’s breakfast, no kidding. I allow myself to eat unusually at whim.

Per person:

1/2 Asian pear (also known as apple pear), cored and diced small
1/2 cucumber, peeled and de-seeded, then cut into those fine strips you should remember from sushi restaurants.
about 2 ounces raw fish, sliced.
1/3 sheet of nori (seaweed), carefully shredded along perforations.

You don’t have to peel the pear, unless there are bad spots. As for the cuke seeds, I ate them as I made this dish. 🙂

Note, it is best to cut the raw fish very fine, which is easiest to do when it is still partially frozen. I used yellowfin tuna, but any really super fresh saltwater fish will do, that you happen to like.

Arrange as suits your sense of whimsy.

Add on the side a dollop of wasabi, and sprinkle the dish with a bit of finely sliced green onion. (I didn’t have any of the latter, but it makes for a nice presentation.)

(This dish was also going to have a couple avocado slices, but the avocado was well past its prime.)


About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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