When I was a kid, my father, mother and grandmother constantly scolded me because I played with my food at the dinner table. Today, I write articles about great chefs who played with their food.
I just created a delicious healthy dish, (except for the optional chips), that you might enjoy making.
1- Take a teacup and spray/rub the interior with extra virgin olive oil, (EVOO).
2- Add a layer of freshly diced, uncooked tuna (or cooked diced shrimp, tilapia, etc.), salt & pepper and/or any spices that you appreciate and press into teacup.
3- Next, in another plate combine finely diced avocado, skinless tomatoes, garlic, shallots, parsley, mixed with balsamic vinegar and add a little more EVOO.
4- Then take a tablespoon of this mixture and spread onto the first layer of tuna (like a triple layer cake). Keep alternating layers until cup is full. Press the layers downwards with a spoon. Now take the teacup and turn upside down onto an attractive dish. No paper or ugly plates. Remember you eat with your eyes.
5- Remove the cup and you should have a mountain shape in the center of your plate.
6- Add small chunks of crab meat around the base of the delectable mountain. Take finely cut fresh basil, chives, sage and sprinkle over the whole preparation.
Note to parents…If your kids play with their food… well now you know.