A Taste of Baja with Chef Rick Bayless

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Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless at Disney Springs

Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless at Disney Springs has some of the best Mexican food around and a lively atmosphere. Not only does Chef Rick Bayless serve up some amazing Mexican dishes, he is the eight-time winner of the James Beard Foundation Award.

Disney Parks Blog caught up with Chef Rick at the restaurant, that recently debuted its Taste of Baja menu, which features five new items including Spicy Ahi Tuna Tostadas.

A Taste of Baja with Chef Rick Bayless

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Recipe: Spicy Ahi Tuna Tostadas
Makes 6 tostadas

  • ¼ cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon (or more) pure powdered chipotle chile
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely grated ginger
  • Salt
  • ¾ pound sashimi-quality ahi (yellowfin) tuna fillet
  • ½ medium seedless cucumber
  • ½ large Honeycrisp apple, cored
  • The juice of a large lime
  • 6 tostadas (crisp-fried corn tortillas)
  • Flaked sea salt for garnish
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish

In a blender or food processor, combine the mayonnaise and single canned chile. Pulse to combine, then process until thoroughly blended.

In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, powdered chipotle and ginger.

With a sharp knife, cut the tuna into small dice—I like ¼-inch cubes—and scoop into a bowl. Finely dice the cucumber and the apple to the same size as tuna. Combine with the olive oil mixture and season with salt, usually about a generous ½ teaspoon. Refrigerate for about ½ hour for the flavors to mingle.

Just before serving, stir the lime juice into the tuna mixture and taste. Adjust with more lime and salt if you think necessary. Smear a portion of the mayonnaise on each tostada, pile on a portion of the tuna mixture, sprinkle with flaked salt and decorate with cilantro leaves.

This contemporary culinary experience is sure to please friends, family and food lovers alike.

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