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Simple Spicy Tuna Tartare

Created on a whim while on vacation, it's a little bite that packs a big punch! Luscious tuna is joined with just four other simple ingredients (including gochujang, a Korean chili sauce), to make a delicious & quick starter. Serve this Simple Spicy Tuna Tartare chilled and paired with your favorite cocktail! This is a mighty little holiday appetizer that will be sure to impress!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces fresh raw tuna
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 teaspoon mayonaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang mayo or 1/2 tsp gochujang chili. We have this at or local grocery store, but you can find it on Amazon if it's not available.
  • avocado
  • crackers or fried wonton chips for serving


  • Thinly slice 3 scallions and put aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, trim the tuna into a clean rectangle.
  • Next, slice 1/2-inch thick 'fillets' from the larger piece of fish. 
  • Taking those 'fillets', slice into 1/2-inch wide strips, and then dice up to make 'cubes'. Add to a small bowl and reserve.
  • Add the sriracha, mayonnaise, & gochujang to the tuna, along with the sliced scallion. Give a quick stir and let sit for 1 minute to meld the flavors.
  • Serve on crackers, fried wontons, or endive leaves, with thin slices of avocado.


Spicy Tuna Tartare! by straighttothehipsbaby on Jumprope.