Food & Love, the perfect combination…

We have all heard the the way to a man’s heart is through is stomach! Well I tend to think of food as something that not only brings love into the equation, but it brings family and friends together, helps you make new friends and meet new people! The kitchen in every “foody” household is the heart of the house, the place to “be” ❤

Tonight’s dish is not only a favourite of mine and my hubby’s but also a fave of my daughters! Its simple, its elegant, its tasty and even kinda healthy!

I stopped by the store on my way back from work battling the bad weather and picked up some fresh salmon, avocados and some limes.

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I chopped up my salmon tartare style and mixed it with some salt, pepper, grated ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha mayo and a squeeze of lime.

Whilst I was prepping the salmon I made about 1/2 cup of brown rice and let it cool down.

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Sliced my avocado and now I was ready to put this special treat together.

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I pulled out my heart shaped cookie cutter ( usually used for everything else but making cookies) and placed it in the middle of my plate, filled it with brown rice and neatly pressed it to the bottom.

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Then I topped the rice off with my salmon tartare and finished it off with my sliced avocado and a sprinkle of black and regular sesame seeds.

In less than a flash, a wonderful meal is ready for my lovely family! Yep love is in the air, that’s for sure <3, now all I need is for the hubby to come back from dry-dock, in the meantime I will enjoy it and think of my family.

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Black Fin Tuna is the Star of the night…….

By now you might have figured out that Japanese is the most frequent food of choice at our home!

Yesterdays Tuna Tataki was fabulous, and as I still had some fresh Black Fin Tuna leftover, I embarked on a crusade to make the best ever Spicy Tuna Tartare Tacos, Spicy Tuna Tartare Rolls, and some Tuna and Cream Cheese Rolls.

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Started by trying to figure out how to get my lovely Dumpling Wrappers to look like a Taco! After a little bit of trial and error I managed to get the right technique going and my Tacos were born :-)!

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In the meantime, I put 2 cups of sushi rice with 2 1/2 cups of water and let it cook away……

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Now it was time to make the Tuna Tartare. Took the skin and bones out of the rest of the fresh Black Fin Tuna that my lovely hubby brought home yesterday! Had to mention this to make him happy ❤

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Chopped it up nicely, seasoned it with some chopped green onions, some grated onion and ginger, drizzle of sesame oil, salt, pepper and some Sriracha Mayo for a nice kick.

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Kept the tuna tartare chilled in the fridge whilst waiting for the sushi rice to rest a bit before I tackled it.

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Once rice had rested enough, I added the season rice wine vinegar, gave it a quick toss and now it was time to put together my Tuna and Cream Cheese and Spicy Tuna Tartare Sushi Rolls.

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Once they were done, it was time to put together the Tacos!

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In went some rice, followed by a drizzle of Sriracha Mayo and topped with the deliciously freshly made Spicy Tuna Tartare…..

Dinner is served and I must say that having Tuna freshly caught is the best thing ever!

Now I have to figure out how to get the hubby to get me some more, more often :-).