e Food Matrix
BROWN RICE The earthy nuttiness of the rice complements the meaty taste of the tuna without losing any of the flavours.
QUINOA Salmon is incredibly tender, so it works well with something with crunch. Quinoa adds texture.
QUINOA Again, the salmon and quinoa match well together – but the flavours are enhanced differently when paired with another sauce.
UDON NOODLES (available at
Woolworths) The foresty flavour of mushrooms goes well with the texture of the udon noodles, bringing the taste profile close to a cold ramen dish.
SESAME SHOYU (see recipe
on page 121) Salty, with a toasted flavour from the sesame, it goes well with the fattiness of tuna.
LECHE DE TIGRE (see recipe
on page 121) Fatty salmon needs citrus for balance. Leche de tigre sauce creates that tang – plus it’s South American, like quinoa.
SRIRACHA MAYO Anything as fatty as salmon can withstand a bit of spice. This mayo is creamy, like the fish – but it also has a fiery kick.
SWEET PONZU The maple syrup in sweet ponzu provides a perfect balance to the woody taste.
CORIANDER, GINGER, AVOCADO The herb adds a tang, ginger adds heat, and avo and tuna are a match made in good-fat heaven. FRIED ONION, RADISH, EDAMAME Fried onion adds more crunch, radish cleanses the mouth and gives a kick, and edamame beans are rich in umami (the savoury taste that helps you feel full).
RED ONION Avo brings balance to the heat of the combination, while red onion adds bite.
CARROT, CHILLI, GRAPEFRUIT,
CORIANDER Chilli and grapefruit add heat and freshness, respectively – both complemented by the crunch of the carrot.