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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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This a very special recipe, taken from Olimpia Bortolotto of Cecconi’s Flinders Lane new cookbook – La Tavola Della Famiglia. Tuna is a fish IMHO (in my humble opinion),  that is best served raw. This fresh, spicy and delicious combination is a lighter nod to traditional tartare and would make a pretty spectacular start to a dinner party.

You can read my full review of Olimpia’s beautiful new cookbook here.


You'll Need

500g raw tuna

4 small gherkins or cornichons

1 tbs capers (I used the small ones in vinegar)

1/2 Spanish onion

small cucumber, finely diced

1 tbs Dijon mustard

4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp Tabasco sauce

2 egg yolks

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

1 tbs parsley, finely chopped

green leaves and focaccia chips, to serve

Method

Ensure the tuna is in one piece and all sinew has been removed, your fishmonger should be able to help you with this.

Finely dice the tuna (or ask your fishmonger to do this for you) and set aside. Finely dice the gherkin, capers, Spanish onion and cucumber.

In another bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, pepper and parsley to make the dressing.

Combine all the ingredients to make the tuna tartare.

Serve with green leaves and oven- dried foccacia chips.

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