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Seared Tuna Skewers with Wasabi Cream

Real close up on the pale green of the wasabi cream

These seared tuna skewers with their golden crisp crust and ruby red centre are a cute and easy way to serve fresh tuna, especially when paired with the smooth and spicy wasabi cream. Crunch, spice, cream and melt in the mouth all together in one delicious Hors d’oeuvre.

Overhead view showing the crisp exterior of the tuna bites and the beautiful red interior.

Tips for cooking these Seared Tuna Skewers

What tuna should I use for tuna skewers?

I like to buy Ahi tuna for these skewers, it has a great flavor and is an affordable way to serve tuna to a crowd. Also it has a great color which makes the contrast between the exterior and interior so beautiful.

But be guided by the fishmonger (either at the supermarket or your local fish market) they will know which is freshest and which is great value for money.

How long do you cook tuna for?

I love the jewel bright centre of these tuna skewers, so I cook my tuna for about 30-45 second on four sides of the cubes. This gives you a gorgeous crisp crust and keeps the inside soft and bright. Plus only cooking on four sides means you can see the wonderful change in colors when you present these on the platter.

White plate with 6 seared tuna cubes on it, skewered with a cocktail stick and dipped into a pale green wasabi cream.

Wasabi Cream…….

Is the Wasabi Cream really Spicy?

We have all had that eye watering, nose tingling experience when you take a little to much wasabi. I personally love that, I am a wasabi addict and will use more and more to push myself to the almost eye watering stage. But I know I am not normal 😉
So I have made this wasabi cream much more delicate and much more of a crowd pleaser.

It has the wonderful flavor of wasabi but the sour cream and mirin add a creamy sweet edge, toning down the super spice. Taste your cream, if you want more spice then add a little more wasabi.

Close up on a seared tuna skewers showing the crisp golden exterior.

Enjoy x

p.s if you love seared tuna then why not try my Seared Sesame Tuna Bites they are a quick canapé idea that would look stunning on  platter with the tuna skewers.


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Seared Tuna Skewers with Wasabi Cream

These seared tuna skewers with their golden crisp crust and ruby red centre are a cute and easy way to serve fresh tuna, especially when paired with the smooth and spicy wasabi cream. Crunch, spice, cream and melt in the mouth all together in one delicious Hors d'oeuvre.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword canapes, hors d'oeuvres, party food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Marinade time 15 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 36 kcal
Author Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Ingredients

You can change the measurement from US to metric at the bottom of this list

For the Seared Tuna Skewers

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime
  • 20 oz fresh tuna fillet
  • salt

Wasabi Cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp wasabi
  • 2 tsp mirin rice wine

Instructions

For the Tuna Skewers

  1. Cut the tuna into 1" cubes.
  2. Combine the oil, lime zest and a generous pinch of salt in a bowl. Add the tuna cubes and stir gently to combine. Cover and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat a griddle pan (or BBQ) to high.
  4. Skewer each tuna cube with a cocktail stick and then sear the tuna for 30-45 seconds on four sides of your cube. Leave the top and the bottom un-seared to create the two tone affect.

To make the Wasabi Cream

  1. Combine the sour cream, wasabi and mirin in a small bowl. taste and add more wasabi if needed. Cover and place in the fridge until required.

Nutrition Facts
Seared Tuna Skewers with Wasabi Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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