Chuturo-Mango with Squid Ink Sweet Rice, White Asparagus Flan
and Poke Dressing

By Executive Chef Yoichi Saito, Roy’s Restaurant, Pebble Beach, CA

Chef Participant: Cooking for Solutions Conference 2006

Serves: 4

Ingredients: (use organic when possible)
8 oz. Tuna* (medium-fatty, sliced thin - l/2-oz. per slice)
4 slices of Mango (very thin and the same size as tuna)

Squid Ink Sweet Rice
Ingredients: (makes 3 cups)
3/4 cup Short Grain Rice
1/4 cup Sweet Rice
1 cup Water
1 tspn. Squid Ink*
1 tspn. Sake
1 tbls. Light Soy Sauce

Rinse and rub rice in repeated changes of cold water until water turns from cloudy to clear. Place ingredients in a medium-size pot and bring to a boil. When rice is boiling, lower heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

*Seafood Watch recommends troll/poll-caught albacore, bigeye, skipjack tuna and yellowfin tuna from all sources.

White Asparagus Flan
Ingredients: (makes 2-1/2 cups)
3/4 cup Short Grain Rice
1/4 cup Sweet Rice
1 cup Water
1 tspn. Squid Ink*
1 tspn. Sake
1 tbls. Light Soy Sauce

1. Combine asparagus and chicken stock in a sauce pan and cook on medium heat until asparagus is tender; cool down in ice bath.

2. Combine asparagus, milk, and cream and blend in a blender until smooth. Add eggs, salt and mix until it is a mousse-like consistency.

3. Pour into an oven-safe baking dish, and place in a hot-water bath and bake in a 280 F oven for 30-40 minutes.

Poke Dressing
Ingredients: (makes 1/2 cup)
2 tbls. Maui Onion (grated)
2 tbls. Soy Sauce
2 tbls. Sesame Oil
1 tbls. Truffle Oil
1 tbls. Ogo Seaweed (minced - found in Asian Marktets)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

To Serve:
Layer the tuna and mango slices (4 slices of each per person). Drizzle the poke dressing over the chuturo-mango. Finish with portions of rice and flan.


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