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Rare Seared Tuna and Scallop, Taro Root Chips and Sea Urchin Sauce

Taro root
1 tablespoon clarified butter
4 thyme sprigs, leaves removed
3 garlic cloves, chopped
Salt and pepper
4 scallops
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound tuna
2 portobello mushrooms
1 tablespoon sashimi oil, recipe follows
2 limes, juiced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice the taro root and place on a roasting pan. Brush with clarified butter. Sprinkle with thyme, garlic and salt and pepper. Bake in oven until golden brown. Fry scallops in sesame oil. Sear the tuna on all 4 sides and let rest for 35 minutes. Place chopped mushrooms in a roasting pan and pour the sashimi oil on top and roast for approximately 5 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Bring everything to a boil in a saucepan. Sea Urchin Sauce: 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup fish stock 1 shallot 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter 1 piece sea urchin Bring chicken stock, fish stock and shallot to a boil. Add the soy sauce and reduce. Add heavy cream and butter. Mix in sea urchin. To Serve: Place 1 taro root chip on top of the plate, place 3 slices of tuna (per person) and 1 whole scallop. Garnish with mushrooms, pour the warm sashimi oil on top of the tuna and scallops. Pour the sea urchin sauce around the tuna and place 1 chip on top.

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