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Ahi Tuna Tartare


12 ounces ahi tuna, sushi grade, diced into ¼-inch cubes

2 Thai chilis, minced

2 tablespoons minced shallots

2 tablespoons minced lemongrass

3 tablespoons diced red Fresno pepper

2 tablespoons minced mint

2 tablespoons minced cilantro

2 tablespoons minced Thai basil

2 tablespoons sticky rice powder (rice grains toasted then ground to a fine powder)

4 ounces dressing (recipe follows)

10 wonton chips (wonton wrappers cut in half and fried)

2 avocados, sliced

Lime wedges for garnish


¼ cup fish sauce

2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

3 tablespoons lime juice


Ahi Tartare

  1. Combine all ingredients except wonton chips, avocado, and lime in a large bowl. Toss gently to incorporate.
  2. Serve tartare with chips, avocado slices, and lime wedges.


  1. Stir fish sauce and sugar until dissolved.
  2. Chill, then add lime juice.
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