Tuna and Watermelon Tartare

Tuna and watermelon, two foods that are delicious on their own that you might never have thought to put together. How would that actually taste, though? Probably not good, you'd think, but you'd be wrong.

As unexpected as it might be, the sweet melon and salty tuna are a match made in heaven, playing off each other in a symphony of flavor you can hardly imagine. Of course, to get to this point, it's going to take a bit more than just cracking open a can of tuna and tossing it into a watermelon you broke open on the counter.

To find out what we mean, check out this recipe for tuna and watermelon tartare. It's a kind of delicious you deserve to try at least once in your life, so don't hesitate to get straight to work.

Tuna and Watermelon Tartare on a clear glass square plate.

Tuna and Watermelon Tartare

Juicy sweet watermelon and fresh red tuna are a great flavor contrast on their own, both amped up by the addition of soy sauce and sugar to balance them and further enhanced with the fragrant sesame oil. The chopped green onion also provides a satisfying crunch and a bit of bite, keeping the dish bold and intriguing from the first mouthful to the last.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mongolian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 307kcal
Author Joss D

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. red tuna very fresh (sushi grade), cubed
  • 2 cups watermelon cubed
  • ¼ cup green onions finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Sesame seeds and chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Just before serving: Mix all of the ingredients and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with chives and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna and Watermelon Tartare
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 665mg28%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 2970IU59%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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Tuna and watermelon tartare is a unique dish using fresh ingredients seasoned to perfection to help enhance their natural flavors. Now, you've got everything you'll need to replicate the sensational flavor of this food in your own home.

Juicy sweet watermelon and fresh red tuna are a great flavor contrast on their own, both amped up by the addition of soy sauce and sugar to balance them and further enhanced with the fragrant sesame oil. The chopped green onion also provides a satisfying crunch and a bit of bite, keeping the dish bold and intriguing from the first mouthful to the last.

This is just the basic form of the dish, though. With such a short and simple list of ingredients, it would be easy to play around with different types of melon to see what works well with these ingredients. If you're more experienced, you might even try different types of sushi-grade fish or create your own dish using the basic idea of a fruit and fish salad.

Do you have a favorite fruit you think might go well with this tartare? Try it out now and see how it goes. You might just discover your new favorite dish in the process.

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