“Thetis Queen” Albacore Tuna Tacones with Spicy Spot Prawn Mayo

(tacones are a taco-cone or a tortilla handroll) makes 10 tacones

Ingredients- for Tacones

5 x 12 inch flour tortillas
A 9-10 ounce troll caught tuna loin
1 thinly shredded small head of cabbage
One half cup roasted and ground pumpkin seeds
2 thinly sliced red onions (that have been soaked in 4 ounces of lemon juice and 4 ounces of mirin for 2 hours)
One half ounce pea shoots
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon toasted ground coriander seed
One half table spoon toasted ground cumin seed
4 ounces olive oil
1 cup “spicy spot prawn mayo”

• Lightly oil one side of each tortilla
• Thinly shred cabbage and mix with pumpkin seeds, spicy spot prawn mayo and one quarter of the spice mix
• Oil the tuna loin and season with remaining spice mix
• In large very hot pan or very hot BBQ sear tuna on all sides for 30 seconds per side and place on cutting board for slicing
• In large very hot pan or very hot BBQ lightly grill tortillas
• Line grilled tortillas up evenly and slice in half
• Position semi circles of tortilla with straight side on a forty five degree angle
• Slice tuna loin in one quarter inch slices and place three slices on the middle of each tortilla
• Add one quarter cup of cabbage mixture, 3 or 4 pea shoots and one heaping table spoon of onions on top of tuna slices
• Take the bottom corner of tortilla to the top and pull back over mix leaving you with a cone shaped taco or tacone

Ingredients- for Spicy Spot Prawn Mayo

One half pound spot prawn (flash sear on high heat with canola oil, then add all ingredients except mayo to deglaze)
One half ounce canola oil
1 and a half ounces sriracha
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce mirin
1 teaspoon Sea salt and pepper mix
2 cups mayonnaise

• Thoroughly food process all ingredients except the mayo then push through china cap or fine sieve into mayo and vigorously whip mixture into mayo with use of emersion blender.

Red Fish Blue Fish: 1006 Wharf Street in Victoria, British Columbia
(at the foot of Broughton on the pier below Wharf Street in the heart of downtown Victoria). Check out their new location in Cook Street Village near the corner of Cook and Mckenzie. 250.298.6877


Red Fish Blue Fish menu image by Shelora Sheldon/Bill Blair

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