Crate & Barrel is so inviting isn’t it? Every time I go in, the perfectly placed displays yell to me “take me home… you know you want to!” and I come out with all this cool stuff I never would have thought I needed. Like this I Love Bacon! cookbook for example. Why yes I do love bacon. Everyone I know loves bacon. It would look great on the coffee table. I do need this book!
After a little debate on what to make first, I saw Wicked Good Travel’s Tuna Tartare the other day, and knew exactly which recipe that would be!
Yields about 8 appetizer portions.
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 TB sesame oil
- 2 TB water
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 TB sesame seeds
- 1 lb smoked bacon, diced
- 1 lb sushi grade tuna, chopped (I got some great stuff at New Deal Fish Market!)
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 TB fresh ginger, minced
- 1 TB garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup scallions, diced
- 2 avocados, mashed
- 1 20 oz bag sweet potato waffle fries, cooked according to package (original recipe used fried wanton wrapers, but Whole Foods was all out)
For the dressing, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, water, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and sesame seeds together in a small bowl.
In a separate medium bowl, mix bacon, tuna, red onion, ginger, garlic, and scallions. Add in enough dressing to evenly coat the mixture. I found you didn’t need all of it.
To assemble, spread the mashed avocado onto a fry and top with the tuna and bacon mixture.
The combination of all the flavors was SO good. I tried to make this into a meal for myself but probably won’t again. After a few bites between the bacon, avocado, fries, and even tuna it was a little heavy. Definitely something to share with friends!