Quick, easy and fresh with big, bold and bright flavors, this healthy dish is a snap to make and beautiful to serve. It can be made up to 8 hours ahead, and the tuna can be grilled instead of cooked in the pan. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California
This recipe is:
- Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
- Yield: 30 Servings
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 pound tuna steaks, cut into thirty 1-inch cubes
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- In a small bowl, whisk the first five ingredients; set aside. Spritz tuna with cooking spray. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown tuna on all sides in batches until medium-rare or slightly pink in the center; remove from the skillet.
- On each of 30 wooden appetizer skewers, thread one tuna cube. Arrange on a serving platter. Garnish with onions. Serve with sauce. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (1/2 cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts 1 appetizer with 3/4 teaspoon sauce equals 29 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.
Originally published as Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce in
April/May 2012, p49