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I ate an ahi tuna appetizer that I loved, about 5 years ago, at a restaurant in Franklin, TN, and it was so amazing, that I went home and tried to sleuth out a way to make my own appetizer. This recipe is so easy and fresh-every bite bursts with so much flavor! The merging of 2 very different flavors, with the mexican spiciness of pico de gallo, freshness of avocado, and cilantro, and the chinese flavors of the Terriyaki sauce-it is unique, but amazingly it really wows your taste buds, and leaves you wanting more. Very impressive to serve at a party as an appetizer! My husband and I love to eat this together for dinner-Bon Apetit!
- Package of soft flour Tortillas (I like using different colors and flavors-ie spinach, and roasted red pepper-etc) Or, as pictured, you can fry Egg roll rectangles.
- Soy Vay brand Veri Veri Terriyaki or Trader Joe’s brand Soyaki
- Ahi tuna fillets
- 1 bunch cilantro-chopped
- Fresh Pico de gallo
- Sour cream
- Thin avocado slices (must be a perfectly ripe avocado to roll into roses)
Marinade the tuna in a bowl with a small amount of the soy vay or soyaki, for 20-30 minutes-flipping sides etc.
While tuna is in the marinade, take the tortillas or egg roll wraps-a few at a time, and cut into wedges or strips (like chips). Heat vegetable oil in a pan, and when fully heated, add tortilla wedges, and fry-turning often, until lightly fried. Take out immediately, and place all onto paper towels to cool.
Heat a cast iron skillet, le crueset pan, or non stick pan, and pour a small amount of vegetable oil in pan. Let heat, then place tuna fillet in pan, and let sear briefly-for a minute or 2 on each side. Take tuna out and place on a chopping board to cool. Continue with all tuna fillets.
Place heaping mounds onto individual plates-drizzle some soyaki/soy vay over the mounds, and serve with a bit of Pico De Gallo on the side, and the Tortilla wedges. You can also place in a big mound on a serving plate, with a bowl of pico de gallo, and bowl of tortilla wedges on the side, and let everyone help themselves. If you have toasted sesame seeds, you can sprinkle some over the mounds/mound of tuna mixture.