Wasabi Tuna Tartare with Hoisin Won Ton Crisps
- Prep Time 0:25
- Cook Time 0:05
- Estimated Cost $14.50
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Tuna tartare is one of those treats that always impresses yet is ridiculously simple to make. Really fresh tuna should be accented in kind with fresh, bright flavors—but be careful not to overwhelm it. The fresh lemon, spicy wasabi and sweet hoisin meld perfectly, showcasing the tuna in its starring role.
- 1/2 lb very fresh (sashimi grade) yellowfin tuna $5.50
- 1 small handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped very finely $1 for a bunch
- 1/4 red onion, chopped very finely (about 3 tbsp) $0.50
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise Pantry
- juice of 1 lemon, a few slices reserved for garnish $0.50
- 1 tsp prepared wasabi paste (plus more to taste) $2 for 2 oz.
- salt and pepper to taste Pantry
- 1 avocado, diced $1.50
- 8 small square won ton wrappers, cut diagonally to make 16 triangles $1.50 for 12 oz.
- vegetable or canola oil for frying Pantry
- hoisin sauce $2 for 12 oz.
Recipe Serves 2-3
- Chop the tuna very finely using a sharp knife and transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in cilantro, onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, wasabi paste, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine and immediately refrigerate.
- Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, cook won ton triangles a few at a time, turning gently using tongs, until golden-brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
- To assemble plate, arrange won ton crisps in a circle. Scoop the tartare into the center of the crisps. Top tartare with diced avocado and 1 or 2 lemon slices. Dot each crisp with a dab of hoisin sauce. Serve immediately.