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Black Sesame Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Citrus Aioli


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes 32 (2 appetizer) servings.

Cat Cora coats sashami-grade ahi tuna with black sesame seed in this restaurant-style appetizer.


1 lb sashimi-grade ahi tuna loin

1/2 cup sesame oil

1 bottle McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed, Black

2 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind

2 tsp kosher salt

1 English (seedless) cucumber, cut into 64 slices

2 Tbs olive oil

Wasabi Citrus Aioli


Cut tuna into quarters lengthwise. Pour sesame oil over tuna; turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Mix black sesame seed, pepper and salt on large plate. Coat tuna with black sesame seed mixture, pressing firmly so mixture adheres to the tuna.

Heat oil in large skillet on high heat. Add tuna; sear 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet; set aside to cool.

Slice tuna into 1/8-inch thick slices. Place 1 slice of tuna on each cucumber slice. Top each with a small dollop of Wasabi Citrus Aioli.