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Best dishes countdown #60: Yellowtail with fresh passion fruit from Il Foro

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The local crudo boom has left us relatively cold. Too often we're served a less-than-satisfying portion of fish, either overwhelmed or underwhelmed by little daubs of purees and sauces. Somehow, this Italian delicacy just gets lost in translation here in the frigid Midwest. 

But at Il Foro, we get it. A kingly portion of sea-sweet Yellowtail melds with scoops of fresh passion fruit. At once floral, tropical, sweet, and citrusy, the fruit plays on the delicate umami of the fish. Razor thin coins of chili offer fiery edge, and a stealthy yet mighty whisper of curry is the enigmatic finale to this mind-blowing bite. 

Il Foro 

40 S. 7th St., Mpls. 

612-238-2300

il-foro.com

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