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Tuna tartare made with a yuzu marinade. A recipe for Tuna Tartare with endive leaves. Tuna tartare with a yuzu marinade and endive leaves. Jenny and I are just about done with what we have dubbed as “hell month.” We really didn’t get that many days off, and we have been working like crazy on a ton of projects, one of which we are super excited about. More on that in due time. We are getting kinda grumpy, and kinda wanting to have drinks at noon and lay on bubble wrap on the floor of the studio instead of working. Its almost over, and I am super excited when this month is long gone. It makes you think though, about how lucky we both are that we are doing a job we love, even though we think that sometimes it sucks. Anyway, I’m going to Seattle this week, and I want to ask you guys, if you know of anywhere awesome to buy some cool plates and linens. I’m not talking about Crate and Barrel stuff, I’m talking about local ceramicists and neat stores. I will also super appreciate food recommendations. Thank you in advance. :) Now, back to the food. I don’t really have much to say about this dish because you probably already know its delicious. But what I will say is that I eat this when I feel fat. It has like a built in magic trick to make you feel full, but not ‘fat’ full. If that makes any sense. So if any of you are feeling like fatties out there, you should try this Tuna Tartare with Belgian Endive Leaves. :)
♥ Teri

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Tuna Tartare with Belgium Endive Leaves
Serves 3 to 5

Ingredients:
8 ounces chilled Ahi grade tuna, diced
yuzu marinade:
1 ½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
½ tablespoon yuzu extract (juice)
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon wasabi powder
¼ medium fennel bulb, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
garnish:
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
2 Belgium endives, cut into individual leaves

Directions:
1. Place tuna in a mixing bowl and set aside.
2. In a small bowl mix together the marinade ingredients until well combined.
3. Pour marinade over the tuna and gently stir together.
4. Add fennel, garlic, ginger, and green onion to tuna mixture and carefully fold together until combined.
5. Top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and serve with endive leaves.

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  1. Jessica Not Specified Not Specified

    That tuna is so beautifully pink and fresh!

  2. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy prettiness. I want this. And I hate endive. But I’d eat it, I guess.

  3. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks delicious! I was just in Seattle a week ago. I recommend Portage Bay Cafe for brunch and Umi Sushi for lunch or dinner. Both delicious! I heard about Watson Kennedy, a home goods store in downtown that has unique pieces but wasn’t able to make a visit. World Spice Market has just that… lots to choose from and fun to browse, also in downtown. Have a great time! Maybe the snow will still be there :)

  4. Nicole @ The Dirty Oven Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks so good. I don’t think that the Fremont or Ballard Farmer’s markets are open during the winter, but I am sure they have local finds. As for food any of Ethan Stowell resturants are to die for… and Serious Pie is a great pizza place downtown…just get there early.

    http://ethanstowellrestaurants.com/

    Enjoy!!

  5. Whitney Not Specified Not Specified

    Uneeda Burger and Dot’s Deli in Fremont are both delicious and good for casual lunch or dinner.

    Velocity in South Lake Union has great home goods. Also, there are several cute home stores in Ballard on Ballard Ave, I’m just not sure of any of the shop names. I love your blog and hope you enjoy Seattle!

  6. Mary @ Bake Break Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooh baby! I LOVE tuna tartare – and this looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe, and the beautiful pictures!

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so good. I love how you labeled it ‘party food’ with the little graphic on the picture. This is my idea of Superbowl Party food…a step up from cheeze whiz dip and a case of beer :)

    Have fun in Seattle!

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a fresh and beautiful dish!

  9. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    Is an “eyegasm” such a thing? I think it is. Cuz it just happened.

  10. Keri Dickerson Not Specified Not Specified

    I love Tilth and Spring Hill (in West Seattle). Enjoy!

  11. Christina Not Specified Not Specified

    Where do you get your yuzu extract?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I get mine at my local Japanese market, but you can also order it online (amazon etc) if you can’t find it. A mix of fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice is another alternate…but the exact same, but still tasty! Hope this was helpful!

  12. Morgan Not Specified Not Specified

    i’m so jealous you’re going to seattle! it’s my hometown and i’m now in chilly chicago (an equally awesome city, but not home). in seattle, you must check out….

    •marination (food truck, get the spam sliders and whatever else your heart desires it will make you love life)

    •portage bay cafe (any of the locations for brunch, BOMB)

    •the del ray (it’s a bar in belltown but they have great truffle mac and chicken nachos)

    also, for the best view of the city check out kerry park. it’s AMAZING. i hope you enjoy your trip!!

  13. kristen Not Specified Not Specified

    oooh! this is really lovely! I love your site and this is yet another one of your recipes I have added to my “to-do” list. random question- I always thought they were “belgian” endives- not belgium- which is correct? thanks!

  14. Jill Not Specified Not Specified

    This is my favorite spot for dishes and things in Seattle…

    http://www.velocityartanddesign.com/

    251 Yale Ave N.

    Seattle WA 98109

    P: 206-749-9575

    They even have an outlet down the street from their shop that never disappoints!

    Oh and while your on Ballard Ave drop in The Walrus and the Carpenter( http://thewalrusbar.com/ ), one of the best restaurants in the world.

  15. Kianne Holnagel Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy cow this looks amazing!

  16. Naomi Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi, I just found your lovely site, and was excited to read that you are coming to Seattle, which is a foodie’s dreamland. I like to splurge once in a while and try out new restaurants, so I’d love to add some suggestions…

    In my opinion, Spinasse and Sitka & Spruce are two of the top restaurants in Seattle. Both are located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and both pride themselves on their fresh, local ingredients and artful but cozy atmospheres . Spinasse makes even the simplest handmade pasta dishes taste extravagant (and their lamb meatballs are damn good too), while Sitka & Spruce serve Northwest-style small plates, and the restaurant is tucked in the back of an adorable market with seafood, cheese, and flower shops.

    But no trip to Seattle is complete without eating a cuban sandwich at Paseo’s- don’t let the line down the street deter you, it’s the best ever- or eating Vietnamese food. Seattle has almost as many Pho shops as it has Starbucks. Any place in the international district is a safe bet, but I really like Green Leaf for their appetizer choices.

    Phew. Now I’m hungry again. Have fun!

  17. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the clean flavours of these ombinations. The pictures are lovely too.

  18. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    The feeling of being full versus not “fat” full totally makes sense! Anyway, this looks yummy.

  19. Joy Not Specified Not Specified

    If you visit Green Leaf for Pho (highly recommend it!), check out the BEST Asian market, Uwajimaya, which is a couple of blocks South. They’ve got lots of dishes, linens and tons of cool stuff http://www.uwajimaya.com/. If you make it to Spring Hill (amazing!), check out J. F. Henry (next door) and the kitchen shop at Metropolitan Market (my favorite grocery store!) a few blocks North at Admiral. And, of course, the mecca for all artisans is the Pike Place Market ( don’t miss Beecher’s Mac & Cheese, the original Starbucks and Croque Madam at Cafe Campagne). EnJOY!

  20. Naomi A. Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m pregnant and pretty much feel fat all the time, so I should eat this every day!! This looks awesome.

  21. Caitlin Not Specified Not Specified

    If you’re headed to Uwajimaya (totally worth it just for looking!), head across the street to Daiso. It’s the Japanese equivalent to a dollar store and they have everything (including a great selection of dishes). I live on Ballard Ave and it is totally the place to head for food, drinks and the like. A great new BBQ place called Sexton just opened last week. The Ballard farmers market is on Sunday and is open year round.

    Have fun!

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  26. Jill Mant~a SaucyCook Not Specified Not Specified

    Can I just say Yum? This looks so delicious and healthy, I’m thinking it’s off to buy Sushi Grade Ahi in the morning! Sorry, I haven’t been to Seattle in quite a few years, but when you are heading to Denver or anywhere in the Bay Area just ping me! Safe travels!

  27. Semia Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been obsessing about this recipe since the beginning of January. Unfortunately it’s harder to get fresh tuna in a germany than I thought, so I’m going to try it with salmon today. Hope it tastes as good as intended!

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