Tuna Stack with Avocado Rose and Matcha Mayo

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Tuna Stack with Avocado Rose and Matcha Mayo

I really enjoy Japanese-inspired dishes because they can be simple to prepare and, yet, appear intricate and taste delicious. In a finance buff’s lingo, there is huge return on your investment.

I toyed with miso and matcha for this recipe to add various dimensions of flavour. Remember that a little goes a long way for both ingredients, so use sparingly.

For the green on my plate, the crunch of the zucchini was a perfect foil for the creaminess of the avocado. I have always preferred zucchinis over their cousins, cucumbers. Zukes surpass in both flavour complexity and nutrient density, which make them a no-brainer. I was so pleased by how beautiful the avocado looked fanned out into a rose. The buttery texture complemented the firm tuna perfectly.

Tuna Stack with Avocado Rose and Matcha Mayo

6 oz red tuna, chopped

1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon Japanese mayonnaise

1 teaspoon matcha powder

½ tablespoon miso paste

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 baby zucchini, shaved lengthwise

½ ripe avocado

Squeeze of lemon

1 tablespoon tobiko (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, combine red tuna with soy sauce and sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate to let marinate.
  2. Combine Japanese mayonnaise and matcha powder and brush diagonally across a large plate.
  3. Combine miso paste, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil and drizzle perpendicularly across the matcha mayo.
  4. Arrange zucchini slices at the centre of the plate to form a circle.
  5.  On a cutting board, peel avocado and place cut-side down. Slice thinly and fan out into a rose.
  6. Carefully transfer avocado rose onto the arranged zucchini and dress with a squeeze of lemon.
  7. Remove marinated tuna from the fridge and gently stack onto the avocado rose.
  8. Garnish with tobiko and serve.

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