Ahi Tuna Bites

Yeilds 13-14 Bites

 

1/2 lb Sashimi Grade Tuna
13-14 Asparagus Tips
1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil

Sesame Seeds for garnish

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder
 

Teriyaki Sauce:
1 C soy sauce
2/3 C honey

(Combine in a sauce pan your soy sauce, & 2/3 C honey. Bring to medium heat, and let it reduce by half, or until it sticks to your spoon like maple syrup)

 

Optional Sauces:

Miso Aioli

(I like to use Annie Chun’s Miso as my base, but you can use any kind of miso paste. Add in miso to 1/2 C mayo 1 tsp at a time, and mix to taste)

 

Toasted Sesame Sriracha Aioli

(Start with 1/2 C of mayo and add in 1-2 TBS Sriracha, and 1-2 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil. Mix to taste)
 

Click HERE for printable recipe


My oh my it's been quite the busy few days guys!! Been running around like crazy woman getting everything geared up for the re-launch of my site yesterday!! Gave LMP a brand new look, and debuted my first online store! Woke up to my very first orders placed for my Gourmet Chocolate Pretzels - which I must say made me feel like quite the giddy little cooker, and I spend the afternoon searching for the perfect packaging to make them just right! After seeing it all come together I am able to really get excited about this new adventure, but I am now STARVING, so let's get some food in our bellies!! 

This is such a simple and refreshing appetizer, and it has the added bonus of being absolutely stunning! First let’s start by sautéing our asparagus on medium high with our toasted sesame oil and a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until they are still a bit crisp but are more of a vibrant green color.

Next let’s cut our fish (or like my brilliant hubs thought, ask the sushi chef at whole foods to slice them thin for you if you are short on time, as I am thus the 9:30pm food blog....Oy!) ;)

 Put your asparagus a one end  of your tuna and a dot of teriyaki at the other and roll tuna until it adheres together with the sauce.  Top with your sesame seeds and you are good to go ‘buoys and gills!’

Now this is where the sauces come in! I like to put mine on the plate so people can mix and match the flavors as they go, but you can drizzle them in the sauces, or even serve them on the side to dip into with soy sauce! They are incredible, and now you know that something this beautiful can literally be made in minutes! Next dinner party sidekick? I think so!

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