Our Family & Friends blog series is hosted by Generation Seven wines. At Generation Seven we celebrate family, friends and the connections we create while sharing delicious food and wine. This blog series will tell these stories while celebrating the Bosc family’s commitment to sustainability and giving back.
of my favourite things about cooking is sitting around a table with my
friends and watching them enjoy the food I have made for them. While I
will very often make them a new dish to try when we get together, I am
very aware of each of their favourites. Ilana – cheddar/jalapeno
perogies; Shane – slow cooked beef ribs; Ed – fish ceviche; and so on.
are definitely not the easiest recipes I have in my repetoire, but for a
special meal with friends it is definitely worth the extra effort.
Fresh handmade perogies that require a trip downtown, slabs of beef ribs
that can only be pre-ordered at the butcher or sushi quality fish from
the market, each requires more than a one-stop-shop at the supermarket.
It is so worth it though. Sitting with friends, sharing good times,
opening a bottle of wine and enjoying a great meal together is what
makes all the effort of cooking worthwhile.
recipe for Japanese Tuna Tartare really requires the freshest of
quality fish, but it is well worth the extra cost and effort. The zip of
the wasabi and the zing of the lemon make this tasty hors d’oeuvre one
of my favourites. A silky burst of flavour served up on crackers, it is a
great way to kick off any special meal with friends.
sponsor, Generation Seven wines celebrates the sharing of good food and
wine with friends, but knows not everyone is as fortunate as we are.
They’ve partnenered with Meal Exchange, supporting youth as they address
the issue of hunger in their communities in order to secure a future
where all Canadians have access to healthy, sustainable food. 50¢ from
the sale of every bottle of Generation Seven goes to Meal Exchange.
Michèle Bosc from Château des Charmes has been kind enough to offer the following pairing suggestion for this dish:
tartare is one of my favourite appetizers. I love how fresh and clean
the flavours are and the little kick of heat adds interest. More
importantly it always reminds me of an annual meal at Blue Zoo in Walt
Disney World when we visit dear friends in Florida. It’s become a
tradition and so has my appetizer: tuna tartare. I look forward to our
meal together for months! Chef Dad’s recipe looks so simple I want to
try to make it at home. Pairing Generation Seven White with this dish is
an easy choice. The wine is also fresh and clean with a hint of
sweetness to be the foil to the heat in the tuna. This would be a
fantastic way to start any meal!
the tuna into quarter-inch pieces and toss in a medium sized bowl with
the cilantro, jalapeno, oil, hot sauce, wasabi, and scallions. Mix
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon equal parts of the tuna mixture onto the centre of four plates.
Squeeze lemon over the tuna, and surround with crackers. Serve immediately.
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