The Recipes

Seared Yellowfin Appetizer

The tuna I bought earlier this week was way too big for one portion, so this was my second creation.  It would be great for a first course when you're entertaining, and you could certainly substitute any other fish for the yellowfin.

Seared Yellowfin Appetizer


- 2-3 oz. of fish
- 3 radishes, finely diced
- 3 slices of avocado
- handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 1 T. honey
- 1 tsp. Sriracha, plus a little bit for drizzling
- 1.4 c. of Greek yogurt
- a few grates of fresh ginger
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- salt
- pepper
- tiny drizzle of sesame oil
- 1 tsp. blended oil

Whisk together the soy, honey, tsp. of Sriracha and ginger.  Toss the radishes with half of the mixture.

Heat the oils in a small skillet.  Season the tuna with salt and pepper.  Add it to the skillet, searing on each side for 1-2 minutes.  Set aside.

Put a cookie cutter in the middle of a plate.  Put the avocado in the bottom and top with the radishes.

Chop the tuna into small dice.  Press it inside the cookie cutter on top of the radishes.  Top with the cilantro.

Mix together the yogurt with a bit more of Sriracha, salt, pepper, and lime juice.  Pour it around the side of the cookie cutter.  Finish the plate with a few extra drops of Sriracha if that's up your alley.  Remove the cookie cutter and serve.