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Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce

 Asian Tuna Bites with Dijon Dipping Sauce
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
30 ServingsPrep/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).

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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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.