Sushi- style Tuna Cubes


  • 1/2 lb sushi grade tuna 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp wasabi paste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 7 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes of hot chili oil
    • Cut the tuna into 1 inch pieces and arrange them in a single layer in a large non-metallic oven proof dish.
    • Prepare the marinade in a small bowl. Stir in the lemon juice with the salt, sugar and wasabi paste.
    • Slowly whisk in the oil until thoroughly blended and slightly creamy. Stir in the cilantro.
    • Pour the marinade over the tuna cubes and toss to coat.
    • Cover and marinate for about 45 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, prepare the soy dipping sauce.
    • Place the soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice scallions, sugar and chili oil in a small bowl and mix it thoroughly. Set aside until ready to use.
    • Preheat a broiler and line a baking sheet with foil, then thread a cube of tuna, then a piece of red pepper, alternately and arrange on a baking sheet.
    • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and broil for 3 minutes, turning once, just until the tuna starts to color.
    • Remove and serve with the dipping sauce.

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