Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Mango-Black Bean Dressing

  2. 1/2 cup cooked black beans

  3. 1/2 cup mango, peeled and diced

  4. 1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped

  5. 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

  6. 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar

  7. 1/8 cup sake

  8. 1/4 cup soy sauce

  9. 1 Freshly ground black pepper

  10. 1 tablespoon cilantro

  11. Tuna

  12. 4 3-ounce ahi tuna steaks

  13. 12 stems of pencil asparagus, blanched

  14. 4 baby carrots, peeled and blanched

  15. 1/4 yellow bell pepper, seeded, deribbed and cut into narrow strips

  16. 1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  17. 2 sheets nori (dried seaweed)

  18. Tempura

  19. 1 cup flour

  20. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons soda water

  21. 1 Pinch of salt

  22. 1 Light vegetable oil for deep frying

  23. Rice Paper Crisps

  24. 2 sheets rice paper dough

  25. Salad/Garnish

  26. 1 cup fresh mixed greens

  27. 8 whole chives

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To make the dressing: Combine all ingredients and set aside for at least 1 hour.

  2. To make the tuna: With a sharp knife, butterfly each tuna steak and open out flat. Split the asparagus and carrots in half lengthwise. Place the asparagus, peppers and carrots in the center of each piece of tuna and roll the tuna around the vegetables into a cylinder. Keep the vegetables in the center of the tuna. Roll in plastic wrap, seal and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

  3. Mix together the flour, 1 cup of the soda water and salt in a shallow bowl. The batter should be loose, about the consistency of pancake batter; add more soda water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to thin the batter if necessary. Heat the oil to 360 F in a deep fryer. Take the tuna rolls out of the refrigerator and unwrap. Cut each sheet of nori in half and wrap one half sheet around each tuna roll. Dip the chilled tuna rolls into the batter and deep fry for 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. The object is to crisp the batter, not cook the tuna all the way through.

  4. To make the rice paper crisps: Heat the broiler as high as it will go. Cut the circles of rice paper in half. Lay the rice paper pieces on a baking sheet and broil until crispy, about 30 seconds. Watch as it cooks very quickly. When it just begins to brown, remove from the broiler. Curve the pieces while they are warm.

  5. To serve: Stand a piece of grilled rice paper on each plate. Cut each tuna roll on the bias and stand two pieces, cut-side up, on each side of the rice paper. Divide the greens among the plates. Divide the mango-black bean dressing among the plates. Garnish each plate with 2 chives.

  6. Chef Martin Frost Restaurant: Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies


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