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yellowtail tartare with payusnaya caviar

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What could be better than pairing sashimi with caviar? This dish can serve as a refreshing appetizer or a lighter main dish. Serve with chilled saki, white wine or champagne.

yellowtail_sashimi_caviar.jpgYellowtail Tartare with Payusnaya
Recipe courtesy of California Caviar Company
Serves 4


  • 1 pound sashimi grade Yellowtail tuna
  • 1 Tablespoon grape seed oil, or another oil which is light in flavor
  • 2 Tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 oz Pepin Payusnaya (pressed caviar)
  • Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste

With a very sharp knife, dice the yellowtail into ¼” thick pieces. Toss with olive oil, chives, lemon zest, salt & pepper. Shape into a disc or place in mold to shape. Place pressed caviar between two pieces of plastic wrap. Roll out to 1/8″ thick. With the mold or a cookie cutter, cut out a disc the same size and place on top of tartare.

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  1. Desmone007 May 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    I’ve never tried caviar and don’t know that I ever will, but your recipe combination sounds interesting. Hope you don’t mind but I would love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget and you’re all set!

  2. jason June 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm -  Reply

    Just so you know, as you may very well…young Pacific yellowail is Hamachi (as shown in the picture) – the recipe says “yellowtail TUNA”. While both pelagic fishes, two different species. There is a yellowFIN tuna, not yellowtail. Nevertheless, this would certainly work best with Hamachi or Kampachi (a farmed varied out of Kona, HI). The flavor or AHI (yellowfin tuna) would/could overpower the other subtle components.
    Just my thoughts…

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