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. You can make it up to 8 hours in advance, which is convenient for entertaining. —Jamie Brown-Miller, Napa, California
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes2-1/2 dozen (1/2 cup sauce)
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
Originally published as Spicy Seared Asian Tuna Bites in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012
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