Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce Recipe

Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce Recipe
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Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce Recipe

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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
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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).
Originally published as Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer with 3/4 teaspoon sauce: 29 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Originally published as Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p49

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