Friday, June 12, 2009
Recipe: Coconut Tuna Lettuce Cups
These really can be lettuce cups or tartar or without any foliage. Whatever you want...
1 cup of coconut milk
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 lime zested and juice
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
5 drops of chili oil
salt to taste
1 pound fresh ahi tuna steak cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 a ripe mango cut into 1/4 inch cubes (1/2 cup)
1 avocado diced
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 green onions chopped (green part only)
4 iceberg lettuce cups (leaves)
Servings: 4 as a first course or appetizer
Combine coconut milk through fish sauce in a medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Once half has evaporated, remove from heat and cool.
Once sauce has cooled add chili oil. Cut tuna and avocado and place in a medium bowl and pour sauce overtop and toss. Add cilantro and green onions. Place on lettuce cup and top with mango.