Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Week O' Ina - Part II: Wasabi Tuna Rolls

Another day, another Ina Garten recipe.  Is that Jeffrey a lucky guy or what??!!  And don't even get me started on her house in the Hamptons.  Heck, I'd settle for her garden right outside MY kitchen window.

This recipe was featured on the same show as the granola bars.  It is easy to do and looks and tastes like a million bucks. Grilled Wasabi Tuna Rolls!  I like to call these one of those impress your guests with little effort recipes.

Olive oil

1 pound very fresh tuna steak
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lime, zest grated
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1 teaspoon wasabi powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
5 dashes hot sauce
1 firm, ripe Hass avocado, diced
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced scallion
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
9 hot dog rolls, grilled or toasted
1 bunch baby arugula

My whole foods find, soft and delicious wheat hoagie rolls.  They were perfect for this recipe.
 Brush both sides of the tuna with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook the tuna on hot grill or grill pan for about 2 minutes (or less) on each side. Remove to a plate. The tuna should be seared on the outside and raw inside. Allow to cool and cut into cubes.

For the dressing, whisk together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi powder, soy sauce, hot sauce, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Toss the avocado in the dressing and then add the tuna, red onion, scallion, and sesame seeds.
Line the rolls with arugula leaves, fill with the tuna mixture, and serve.  And hello yummy!  You may want to offer these up with a fork as well.


  1. Looks fantastic! I want a bite!! I was wondering in the title it said tuna rolls. I was thinking how are you going to roll tuna? Lol!

    The first time I watched Ina years ago...was an episode where she went out into her herb garden and picked her own. Sheesh how nice is that?!!!

  2. Her house is ridiculous... I think her garden is bigger than my house. LOL.

    Not a seafood fan... but as always, your food looks amazing!!! Maybe it would work with chicken?

  3. Thanks girls. This was really, really good. I plan to make it again this weekend when it's just me and the hubs.

    I totally think chicken would work too!

    Love me some Ina - and her herb garden!! :)