Ahi Tuna Won Tons with Harissa Sauce

By: Georgeanne Brennan

  • Yield: 40 bite-sized appetizers (10-15 Servings)
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Course: Appetizer


  • 1 pound Ahi tuna (yellowtail), sashimi grade
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • sea salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon prepared harissa, Harissa is a spicy North African combination of peppers available at specialty shops or online
  • 10 wonton wrappers, 3 inches by 3 1/2 inches
  • safflower or other frying oil
  • 1/2 cup microgreens, baby arugula, chervil, or peppercress
  • sesame seeds


  1. Finely dice the tuna and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, and harissa, tomatoes and spices. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Cut the won-ton wrappers into 4 equal squares.
  3. In a Dutch oven, over medium high heat, heat 2 inches of oil. When it is hot, add the won-ton squares a few at a time, not crowding them. As they turn golden, 30 to 40 seconds, using tongs, remove them to a platter or baking sheet lined with paper towels. Repeat until all are cooked, reducing the heat if they are browning too quickly.
  4. When ready to serve, place a few micro greens on each wonton piece, top each with a teaspoon of the minced ahi, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and finish with a dollop of the sauce.