Ahi Tuna in Squash Blossoms

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Another ahi dish? Yup! Instead of nori I used a squash blossom and stuffed with ahi tartar – yum!

Ingredients:
1/4 c diced ahi tuna
1 TBSP diced bell pepper
1 TBSP scallions, thinly sliced
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP diced jalapeño
1 TBSP sesame oil
Squash blossoms

Combine all ingredients except blossoms, toss well. Slit the side of the blossom and stuff with ahi mixture. Serve with wasabi and soy.

Serves 2.

Ahi Tuna Tartar

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I just can’t pass up ahi tuna when the fish monger has it, but you have probably figured that already. This is a simple tartar with some creamy avocado and some crispy micro greens on top, the perfect meal for a hot summer night.

Ingredients:
10 oz ahi tuna, diced into 1/4 inch squares
1 TBSP sesame seed oil
1 TBSP soy sauce
Zest of 1 lime
1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
Pinch of espelette pepper
Salt and pepper
Sriracha sauce to taste
1 avocado, thinly sliced
Micro greens

Combine all but avocado and micro greens, toss to combine.

Serve over 1/2 sliced avocado, top with micro greens and a squirt of sriracha.

Serves 2.

Porchetta Pizza

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What?!? Yup! Porchetta Pizza and its amazing! You can make your own porchetta or you can pick it up in the deli section of Costco. Something about pork on pizza that just feels right.

Ingredients:
1 round pizza dough
1/4 c pizza sauce
14 oz artichokes hearts, drained and quartered
4 oz grated Italian cheese, I used truffle and asiago
2 oz ricotta salata
4 oz olives, sliced
4 oz porchetta

Preheat oven to 500 with stone or steel inside.

Roll out dough, top with sauce, artichokes, cheese, porchetta, olives and ricotta salata.

Bake for 8 – 12 minutes until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.

Serves 4.

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi

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Simple is usually good, in this case it is great! This is a 5 minute main! Perfect for the crazy weeknight meals.

Ingredients:
1/4 c toasted sesame seeds
2 4 oz pieces of ahi

Dump sesame seeds in a shallow bowl large enough to fit your fish. Press ahi into the sesame seeds, flip and repeat on the other side.

Hear a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add sesame crusted ahi and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.

Serve with wasabi and soy sauce.

Serves 2.