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.
Tuna and watermelon tartare is a unique dish using fresh ingredients seasoned to perfection to help enhance their natural flavors.
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.
Tuna and Watermelon Tartare
- 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
- Just before serving: Mix all of the ingredients and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately with chives and sesame seeds.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.