Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Bite with Belkys: Tuna Tostada from Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar
If you like Mexican food , we're stopping by a new hot spot in South Beach that's serving it up with glam style. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Chef: Jose Luis Flores
The Restaurant: Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar
The Dish: Tuna Tostada
8 oz. ahi tuna
1 cup of sesame seeds
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
2 Tbs of dijon mustard
vegetable oil, as needed to cook
1 white corn tortilla
1 medium white onion
4 jalapeño, chopped with seeds
1 Tbs of red wine vinegar
1 qt. of sour cream
1 Tbs of sugar
kosher salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Method of Preparation:
-Start by making the crust for the tuna. In a mixer, grind sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.
-Then, season the tuna with salt and pepper, spread a little dijon mustard over the top and coat it with the crust.
-Next, sear the tuna in a hot pan with vegetable oil.
-After, fry the white corn tortilla. You can also fins these already fried.
-Now, prepare a jalapeño cream. In a blender, combine white onion, jalapeño and red wine vinegar. Then, drain out the excess liquid. Whisk the remaining pulp with sour cream, one tablespoon of salt and sugar.
Spread some of the jalapeño cream over the tortilla chip and add some watercress salad. Then, place the sliced tuna on top. At the restaurant, they add a wedge of lemon, avocado and a drizzle of their homemade chipotle aioli.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar
100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139