Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{turning spicy tuna bowls into an appetizer}

One of my weeknight dinners is a deconstructed spicy tuna bowl which I blogged about almost two years ago here!  We made these bowls for dinner the other night and I thought it would be fun to try turning this fave dish into an appetizer version by making it into bite size pieces.

Technically since this dish is a deconstructed sushi roll, the appetizer version would be turning it back it into sushi rolls.  While sushi is great, it is very labor intensive so I decided instead to arrange the ingredients on a bed of thick cut cucumber slices.  Following the ingredients and process from the original recipe, simply stack ingredients on top of a cucumber slice starting with the rice followed by the ahi, sprouts, avocado, and spicy mayo.  Sprinkle the top of the dish with panko flakes and sesame seeds.  Keep prepared slices chilled until ready to serve.


  1. I love this! I recently tried your spicy tuna bowls and substituted sauteed spicy chicken for the tuna (when I couldn't find sushi grade tuna) and it was fantastic as well :)

  2. Both the bowl and the wrap have my mouth watering.