This is simple food at its best. A few great ingredients makes for a fantastic easy dish. Of course black truffles aren't always easy to come by and not to mention outrageously expensive. Hamachi as well is sometimes hard to find unless you go to a specialized fish or asian market. Once you can locate some of this ingredients your more than half way there. Great food a lot of times is almost painfully "simple" sometimes "simple" in concept but not in execution. Here thankfully the dish is simple in concept and just as simple in execution. Hamachi is very forgiving and it is really hard to mess up. The dressing is easy with 3 ingredients, white balsamic, soy, and truffle oil. This dish is definitely one that you could have in your back pocket for a big crowd pleaser and if you can't get fresh truffles you can easily make the dish without it. Here is the recipe and I hope you enjoy it.
1 1/2 lb of fresh hamachi (yellow tail) sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 serrano sliced thin (use a mandolin)
1 asian pear peeled and cut in small baton
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves
1 black truffle sliced thin
5 tbsp of white balsamic
1 tbsp of black truffle oil
1 tbsp of tamari soy sauce
For the Dish,
For the dressing place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well, set aside. Take the hamachi that should be sliced a touch thinner than sashimi. Place the hamachi on your plate. Then place one slice of serrano and asian pear on each piece of hamachi. Then spoon your dressing all over the hamachi. Season very lightly with a pinch of salt. Then garnish with black truffle slices, cilantro, and edible flowers if desired. Serve and enjoy! Simple and refreshing.