spicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shell

July 16, 2014


spicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellSpicy Tuna on a Crispy Rice Paper Shell
serves four

Ingredients:
1lb. sashimi grade wild tuna, cut into 1/2″ cubes
Rice paper shell (the kind that you use to make spring rolls)
1/4 canola oil
1 white radish, thinly sliced
5 serranos, sliced
1 bunch of cilantro, leaves removed from stem
Wasabi rice crackers, crumbled into bits
Soy sauce (optional)
Wasabi (optional)

For the sauce:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp siracha
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed

For the guacamole:
3 avocados
2 tomatoes, chopped
5 serranos, chopped (adjust amount for your spice tolerance)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Salt, to taste

spicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellDirections:
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix well. Add the cubed tuna pieces, mix together, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

In another medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the guacamole and lightly mash the avocado in. Add salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the canola oil, and heat for 5 minutes. Add one rice paper shell at a time into the oil to fry. This cooks rather quickly (about 5-10 seconds on each side), so you will want to watch it. Basically, once it shrivels up and has the crispy look, you will want to remove it. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on a paper towel. Repeat for your remaining sheets. Usually frying about 10 sheets is sufficient to accompany your tuna. You may need to add a bit more oil to the skillet as you fry your rice paper sheets.

Prepare the additional toppings of sliced serranos, white radish, cilantro, and crumbled wasabi rice crackers, and set aside. When ready to serve, break off some of the rice paper shell, spoon a little bit of the guacamole on top, add some tuna pieces, and top with cilantro, a sliver of white radish, a serrano, and a sprinkle of wasabi rice crackers. If you want to add some soy sauce mixed with wasabi, then drizzle a little on, and take a bite!

spicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellspicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellspicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellspicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellspicy tuna on a crispy rice paper shellGive me sushi and give me spice, and I’m a happy gal. Ben is pretty a happy dude with this meal! Okay, a lot of other things make us really happy, but our stomachs are quite satisfied with this particular dish. We love this dish so much that this is what we chose to have for our ninth anniversary dinner at home last week! We think Ii is absolutely delicious, so if you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think about it!

 

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