This low FODMAP Tuna Skewered with Lemongrass is adapted from the cookbook Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef. Born in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges Vongerichten trained under chef Chef Paul Haeberlin and Paul Bocuse and Master Chef Louis Outhier in Southern France.
During his travels, Jean-Georges fell in love with the exotic flavors of Asia, and many of his iconic dishes marry his Western background with Eastern accents. He is often credited for revolutionizing the way restaurants serve French foods, by using methods that bring out the natural essence of the foods, instead of heavy creams and sauces. He has operated successful restaurants all across the globe including Jean-Georges, Vong, Spice Market, Mercer Kitchen and JoJo.
Cooking Low FODMAP Tuna Skewered with Lemongrass
Lemongrass is often used in East-Asian cuisines to add a fragrant, citrusy accent to meat, fish and vegetable dishes. In this recipe, the lemongrass adds a distinct touch, serving both as a flavoring agent and attractive skewer.
Lemongrass stalks are hard and woody on the outside. Once you peel away the layers, the center meat is more tender and edible. Pounding, cutting, scraping and bruising the lemongrass brings out the flavors.
When shopping for lemongrass stalks, make sure they are firm and not rubbery, as that means they have passed their prime. The lower stalks should be pale yellow and the upper part green. If you are unable to find fresh lemongrass at an Asian store, they might available in the frozen section. If you can only buy chopped up frozen lemongrass, then use them for flavoring and grill the tuna with regular wooden skewers.