- Vegetable oil
- 8 wonton wrappers
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- 1 pound ahi tuna
- Papaya Daikon Relish, recipe follows
Pour vegetable oil into a medium saucepan until 1-inch deep and place the pan over medium heat. Let the oil heat for about 3 minutes. As the oil heats, cut each wonton wrapper into 4 equally square pieces. Very carefully drop the squares into the hot oil 1 at a time, working in batches of 4 at a time. The wontons will bubble up and turn golden brown very quickly. Remove them with a slotted spoon to a piece of paper towel and repeat the process until all of the wontons are fried.
The wontons may be fried 1 day in advance and stored in an airtight container.
Place a large heavy bottomed skillet over high heat for 3 minutes. Spray with cooking spray and immediately place the tuna strips in the pan, searing each of the 4 sides for 30 seconds only. Remove from the pan and set aside.
To assemble, place a small amount of the relish on a wonton crisp. Carefully slice the tuna strips into 1/4-inch pieces. Place 1 piece of tuna atop the relish and serve.
*Wonton crisps can be made several days in advance and kept in an airtight container.
Papaya Daikon Relish:
- 1/4 cup papaya, minced
- 1/4 cup daikon, minced
- 2 tsp scallion, thinly sliced on the bias
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2 dashes fish sauce
- Pinch salt
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to macerate.
Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes