Taking pictures of Alexei on that cloudy cold day I couldn’t imagine that in a short period of time we would become good friends and for a good while would work and shoot lots of dishes for different projects. And we still cooperate with him.

Tuna with citrus dressing recipe
Recipe Type: Seafood
Cuisine: European Cuisine
  • Tuna — 200 g
  • Leek (its white part) — 50 g
  • Olive oil — 30 ml
  • Sea salt, white pepper
  • Chives
  • For dressing:
  • Orange (6 segments)
  • Pickled ginger — 15 g
  • Bell pepper — 15 g
  • Garlic — 1 clove
  • Citrus ponzu sauce — 2 table spoons
  • Olive oil — 2 tea spoons
  • For ponzu sauce:
  • Mirin — 400 ml
  • Mitsukan vinegar — 200 ml
  • Kikkoman soy-bean sauce — 300 ml
  • Lemon — 300 g
  • Citron of two oranges
  • Piece of Kombu — 3×3 sm
Preparation of ponzu sauce:
  1. Mix mirin, mitsukan and soy-bean sauce in a stew pan.
  2. Add lemon citron, squeezed juice and orange citron to the stew pan.
  3. Wipe kombu with wet wipe and also add to the ingredients.
  4. Put the stew pan on a medium-high heat until the sauce boils.
  5. Then remove heat and set it aside until it cools down.
  6. Remove kombu and put sauce in fridge for 2-4 days.
  7. If you wish, you can thicken sauce with xanthan for proper consistency.
Citrus dressing:
  1. Put orange segments into pannikin, slice pickled ginger in thin straws, chop bell pepper concasse, slice garlic in short cuts.
  2. Mix all ingredients, add olive oil, ponzu sauce and stir. Dressing is ready.
Preparation of tuna:
  1. Cut leek in two halves, fix them with toothpicks and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. After boiled, cut each half in two more halves and put them out on a small sheet pan.
  3. Pour olive oil and put freshly ground black pepper, and then put to gratinate.
  4. Pickle tuna in sea salt, white pepper and olive oil.
  5. Heat frying pan well and fry tuna for 25 seconds for each side.
  1. Put leek on the bottom of a plate.
  2. Cut edges of tuna and slice it at an angle in 4-5 pieces.
  3. Put the pieces on leek.
  4. Put orange segments, vegetable, previously sliced in small pieces, atop and pour dressing. Decorate with sliced chives scapes

If to count how many dishes we’ve cooked and shot, their amount is far above 500, including both advertising photos for different packages and signature dishes for many restaurants that Alexei consulted, and video receipts for youtube channels.

And this dish may be called memorable as we started our cooperation with it.

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