Fire is such a beautiful thing. The wavering glow, the warmth and endless symbolisms that come with fire is a sight to behold.
I know, I know…fire can be a horrible thing but here on Feeding the Fiya, I like to keep things positive.
Like everything in life, perception is vital. So allow me to clarify before you think I am an arsonist in the making. I look at fire as art, much like how you would gaze upon a prominent painting (Ex: Mona Lisa). I stare but also realize the consequences of touching. Seeing as how my painting skills are limited to stick figures and smiley faces, I decided to take this sudden spark of inspiration and create a dish that captures the essence of fire.
The result was this Togarashi Tuna Poke, a dish that is ironically made without fire (no cooking necessary).
- Chunks of dark red tuna and fresh avocado encased in a spicy togorashi sauce gives you that fire aesthetic and heat. Kinda.
- The masago alludes to sparks.
- The forbidden rice resembles ash.
- The scallion and red onions…are just in there for taste and texture.
You can view fire in many different lights:
- As a Optimist: means of inspiration, a figurative flame fueled by your work or…
- As a Pessimist: physical embodiment of death, killing everything it touches or…
- As a Realist: “the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products”
- As a Foodie: Togarashi Tuna Poke.
Which one are you?