Ahi Tuna Tartare in Sesame Wonton Cups

Makes 24 appetizers


Wonton Cups

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • canola oil spray

Tuna Tartare

  • 9 oz sushi-grade tuna, cut into ¼" cubes
  • 2 tbsp green onions, green parts only, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ tsp orange zest
  • ½ tsp Sriracha (red chili sauce)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 avocado, cut into ¼" dice


Make Wonton Cups

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray mini muffin tins with canola oil.  Spray (or brush lightly) both sides of each wonton wrapper with canola oil. Place wrappers in mini-muffin tins
  3. Bake until golden, about 6 minutes. (They can burn easily so watch carefully)
  4. Remove cups from pan and let cool on a cooling rack. (Alternatively, if you want triangles, cut the wonton squares on an angle to make two triangles.  Arrange triangles on a baking sheet.  Spray with canola oil on one side, or brush lightly)

Prepare Tuna Tartare

  1. Mix tuna, green onions, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, orange zest, Sriracha, cilantro and salt together in a medium bowl


  1. Right before ready to serve, add avocado and lime juice to the tuna mixture (do not add in advance).  Gently mix
  2.  Place a heaping tsp of the tuna tartare in each wonton cup.  Garnish with a sprig of cilantro.   Serve immediately