Seared Ahi Tuna on a Wonton Crisp

I introduce you to the perfect party appetizer. 

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Seared Ahi Tuna on a Wonton Crisp

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 large wontons or 24 small


For the Wonton Crisps

  • 1 Package Wonton Wrappers *you will not need the entire package but you can freeze any leftover wrappers

  • Vegetable oil for frying (I used canola)

  • Salt for seasoning

For the Slaw & Seared Tuna

  • ½ lb. Ahi tuna steak

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • ¼ cup finely chopped Purple Cabbage

  • ¼ cup finely chopped White Cabbage

  • 2 large Carrots shredded

  • 1 handful Cilantro chopped, additional leaves for garnish

  • 2 Green onions, chopped

  • Red chili sliced for garnish

Dressing for the Slaw

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger

  • Juice of 1 lime

Wasabi Aioli

  • ½ teaspoon wasabi

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 clove crushed garlic


To Make the Wonton Crisps:
Heat oil in a large skillet to 350 F. You do not need to fill the skillet full, two inches of oil is plenty. I cut my wonton wrappers into rectangles (I used about 1/3 of the wrapper and discarded the rest). For simplicity’s sake as well as to avoid waste you could cut your wonton wrappers into quarters to create 4 small squares. They may look small to begin with but once they hit the oil they double in size. These only need to be fried for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oil and place fried wonton wrappers on a bed of paper towels to absorb any extra grease. Sprinkle with salt while hot.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Add cabbage, carrot, cilantro and green onion and stir to coat in the dressing.

In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients for the wasabi aioli.

Season the tuna with salt and pepper, and then incrust in sesame seeds (all sides). Heat a skillet to medium high heat and sear the tuna on each side for approximately 1 minute per side. Remove and slice thinly.

To assemble place slaw on top of the wonton chip, and then add the sliced tuna, drizzle with aioli and garnish with extra cilantro, sesame seeds, and red chilies. 

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