Tuna “alla Napoletana” with Osetra Caviar

From the Wine Enthusiast Pairings Book
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces tuna, (grade-A Ahi), diced small
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • White pepper
  • 1 14 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Roma tomato, peeled, seeded, and diced small
  • 14 cup zucchini, rinsed and diced very small
  • For the lemon cream
  • 14 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • For assembly
  • 1 ounce Osetra caviar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, dried
Directions

Combine the tuna, chives, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a stainless steel bowl and mix well.

Combine the tomato, 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the remaining olive oil and salt and pepper to taste in a stainless steel bowl and mix well.

Combine the zucchini, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl and mix well.

To make the lemon cream: In a stainless steel bowl, whisk the heavy cream until stiff, fold in the lemon juice, and season with salt.

To assemble: In a 5-inch circular mold, make a bottom layer, using half of the tomato salad, top with half of the zucchini salad, and finally half of the tuna tartare. Remove the ring mold, dollop with lemon cream, and top with caviar. Make another “napoleon” in the same way. Sprinkle the plates with lemon zest and garnish them with whole chives, if desired. Serve at once with thin crisp crackers.

Published on December 17, 2009
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