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Crudo is easy to make at home and one of those appetizers that will WOW your guests. Think of crudo like Italian-style sashimi- raw fish drizzled with olive oil, flakey sea salt, citrus, and herbs. We'll show you the basic recipe to use as a jumping-off point for your own creations. There are many ways to prepare crudo!

Crudo Recipe

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Description

Crudo is easy to make at home and one of those appetizers that will WOW your guests. Think of crudo like Italian-style sashimi- raw fish drizzled with olive oil, flakey sea salt, citrus, and herbs. We’ll show you the basic recipe to use as a jumping-off point for your own creations. There are many ways to prepare crudo!


Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces of wild ocean fish (skin off): halibut, escolar, sea bass, hamachi, tuna (yellow tail, ahi), rockfish, red snapper, ono, or scallops (freeze for 30 minutes)

Basic Crudo Dressing: 

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Optional additions:


Instructions

  1. Freeze fish for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to slice. 
  2. Make the Crudo Dressing. Zest the lemon and set zest aside. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set this aside. 
  3. Slice the fish into very thin slices. 
  4. Spoon half of the whisked crudo dressing on a plate, covering the area where you plan to put the fish. Arrange the fish- either in a row, circle, scattered, or how ever you like. See photos above. 
  5. Tuck in veggies, herbs, chilies and whatever additions you want to use, then spoon the remaining  crudo dressing over top of the fish. Finish with the zest and chili flakes. 
  6. Refrigerate until serving. Best served cold!
  7. Left overs are good for one day. 

Notes

If your fish smells “fishy”, but you know it to be of good quality, try rinsing in under cold water, then pat dry. Smell again. Sometimes it is the packaging that smells fishy. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 ounces
  • Calories: 227
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 336.1 mg
  • Fat: 21.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg