Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your next party. Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.

This is a super easy appetizer to serve at any party since the wonton cups can be made the day before the party and the tuna can be served warm, room temperature or cold.

 

 

seared Ahi tuna wonton cups

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup Recipe

Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: American, seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Wonton cups
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Kelly D

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your next party. Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.

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Ingredients

Wonton Cups

  • 2 T salted butter
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 T of water
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • mini muffin pan
  • cooking spray

Seared Ahi Tuna

  • 1 lbs Ahi Tuna
  • 1 T lite soy sauce
  • 1/2 T Toasted Dark sesame oil found in the Asian aisle
  • 1 T lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t ginger powder
  • 1 T dark and light sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion whole, sliced
  • 24 pickled ginger slices
  • 1 English cucumber thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 T wasabi
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil or cooking spray for cooking
  • 1 C seaweed salad purchase from your local sushi shop or supermarket

Instructions

Wonton Cups

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  4. Spray a mini muffin tin liberally with cooking spray or olive oil

  5. Place a wonton wrapper in each mini muffin tin

  6. Brush each wonton with egg-wash

  7. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter

  8. Bake for 5 minutes or until the purses are becoming golden 

  9. Cover with foil and cook an additional 5 minutes

  10. Remove from oven and let cool. 

  11. If making in advance remove from tin and cool completely, then store tightly covered in the refrigerator.  To serve, bring to room temperature.

Seared Ahi Tuna

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the first 7 ingredients to make a marinade.

  2. Towel dry tuna steaks and place on a large piece of plastic wrap in a glass dish. 

  3. Place tuna in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.  

  4. Pour marinade over the fish, turning to coat well throughout.

  5. Wrap fish in plastic and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.

  6. Remove fish and coat in sesame seeds.

  7. Heat oil in a large skillet, wok or griddle until oil is smoking.

  8. Sear 1 1/2 inch thick ahi steaks for 1 1/2 minutes per side on high heat, carefully flip with a fish spatula or flat spatula. If your tuna steaks are thinner reduce cooking time appropriately.

  9. Transfer seared ahi to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Use a very sharp serrated knife to slice thinly across the grain to cut tuna into 1/2-inch bite size pieces

  10. If making in advance cover tightly and store up to 24 hours in the refrigerator

To Assemble Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups

  1. Place a small scoop cold seaweed salad in a room temperature wonton cup

  2. Place seared tuna on top of seaweed salad

  3. Cut a slice of cucumber in half and roll.  Add to wonton cup

  4. Garnish with pickled ginger and scallions and optionally wasabi

  5. Serve with a side of soy sauce

Recipe Notes

 

Make Ahead:

This is a super easy appetizer to serve at any party since the wonton cups can be made the day before the party and the tuna can be served warm, room temperature or cold.

Seared Tuna

The seared tuna can be made up a day in advance and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.  

Wonton Cups

Wonton cups can be made a day in advance.  Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator or at room temperature.  Wonton cups should be brought to room temperature, if cold, before assembling the wonton cups.  

 

Nutrition Facts
Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 104mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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