7 Reasons to Splurge on Sushi-Grade Tuna Every So Often

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By F&W Editors Posted April 16, 2016

Treat yourself!

Buying tuna doesn't have to break the bank, but sometimes it's worth it to spend a little extra money on sushi-grade. From refreshing ceviche to delicious Samoan-style salad, here are seven dishes that make the purchasing sushi-grade tuna worthwhile.

1. Tuna Carpaccio with Citrus-Ginger Dressing

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This refreshing raw dish is a great way to show off extra-fresh tuna.

2. Tuna Ceviche with Avocado and Cilantro

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Star chef Rick Bayless's incredible ceviche has an unmatched clarity of flavor because the short marinating time preserves the tuna's fresh taste.

Related: Classic Ceviche Recipe

3. Samoan-Style Tuna-and-Cucumber Salad

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While tuna is cheap and plentiful in Samoa, it's worth the splurge for this version of the delicious Polynesian dish.

4. Kombu-Cured Tuna

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F&W chef in residence Eric Ripert cures pristine raw tuna by wrapping it in kombu (a type of seaweed).

5. Seared Tuna with Sauce Vierge

Food & Wine: Seared Tuna with Sauce Vierge

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This light, easy tuna recipe evokes the flavors of southern France.

6. Crispy Tuna with Tuna-Caper Sauce

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Chef Lidia Bastianich buys spectucular whole bluefin, then someone in her restaurant kitchen cuts it to her specifications. But this simple recipe is easy to do to at home.

7. Asian Tuna Tartare

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Sushi grade tuna and high-quality potato chips make this tartare a knockout.

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