Tuna loin and avocado, with pickled carrots and soy dressing

We are excited to launch our hospitality menus that have been created by our chefs from around the business, the dishes feature a wide variety of plant-based and vegetarian dishes.

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Serves 4.

Pickled carrots:
40g caster sugar
40g fresh ginger
80ml tamari soy sauce
80ml rice vinegar
240g purple carrots

Soy dressing:
8g arrowroot
60ml tamari soy
60ml mirin
30ml rice vinegar

Avocado puree:
2 avocadoes
0.5 lemon, juiced
salt to taste
Shiso mustard
12g shiso cress, finely chopped
40g dijon mustard

40g black sesame seeds
40g white sesame seeds
20g nori sheet
4g chilli flakes
6g caster sugar
6g maldon salt

To serve:
160g tuna loin
0.5 avocado
6g coriander cress
12g crispy shallots

Adults need around 2000Kcal/8400kJ a day
Typical values per portion: Energy 999kJ/239Kcal

  1. To make the pickled carrot; start by making a ginger syrup, bring 40ml water and sugar to a boil then add the ginger. Allow the syrup to infuse overnight, then strain through a chinois. Mix the syrup with the tamari and vinegar.

  2. Blanch the carrots in boiling water for 30 seconds or until just becoming tender. Drain carrot and submerge in the pickling liquid. Allow to pickle for at least 3 hours and for a maximum 48 hours.

  3. To make the soy dressing; mix the arrowroot with cold water until it’s a pourable paste.

  4. Place the tamari, mirin and vinegar to a pan and bring to a simmer. Add some of arrowroot until you have a coating consistency. Cook out for around 30 secs then pour into a container, cover and chill.

  5. For the avocado puree; peel the avocadoes and remove the stones. Blend along with the salt, 10ml water and lemon juice until smooth. Press through a fine sieve/chinois and transfer to a squeezy bottle or piping bag.

  6. To make the shiso mustard; mix the shiso cress with the mustard, transfer to a piping bag.

  7. To make the furikake; preheat the oven to 180 no fan. Toast the sesame seeds for 8 mins, toast the nori for 5 mins and the chilli flakes for 3 mins. Blend the nori, salt and sugar to a coarse powder, add the sesame seeds and chilli and give a brief pulse.

  8. To serve; cut the tuna and avocado into 1cm dice, mix with enough soy dressing and a pinch of furikake to coat.

  9. Divide between serving plates in mounds. Add small dots of the mustard over the tuna followed by larger dots of the avocado puree. Sprinkle the crispy onions over the top then cover the mounds with the pickled carrot slices. Finish with a further sprinkle of furikake and coriander cress.