Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

These. Are. Phenomenal.

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Scream it from the mountain tops! They really are! There’s no more refreshing fish to me than a nice, very rare, seared ahi tuna steak. Oh man, it’s what dreams are made of. I imagined it would be fun to turn strips of seared tuna into sushi rolls. No rice, no seaweed, just a protein-packed slice of tataki wrapped around luscious, ripe avocado, crispy cucumber, and peppery alfalfa sprouts. Ho. Ly. Yumness.

But I couldn’t just stop there and leave you wondering what to dip them in! I mean, sure, soy sauce is fine… But must we dip everything in soy sauce? No, I imagined these with a creamy sauce, but I’m super anti-mayonnaise and I still wanted these to be super clean and healthy. Thank goodness for Greek Yogurt! With the addition of just a couple of spices and incredibly aromatic fresh grated ginger, this sauce turned out to be exactly what I had been dreaming about. I had these for lunch… and then again for dinner two days later because they are REALLY really delicious, and so easy to make. Seriously, do you have a party to go to this Labor Day weekend? Bring these!

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

On a non-food, but personal-related note, I’ve become super-duper busy and a little bit overwhelmed with work. This is a good thing! I have so many exciting things happening right now and I just wanted to forewarn that I might be a tiny bit more scattered with blog postings just through October. Acting has certainly been picking up for me and in the past 3 weeks I’ve shot 3 commercials, including a Waypoint Cabinets commercial aaaaalllllll the way up in Middleburg, VA last week. In September, production starts on a show that I co-wrote (more on that later, but it’s EXCITING!) and I’m also working my buns off to publish a Halloween e-book here, full of recipes, decorating ideas, and fun DIY projects. My goal is to be able to bring that to you by the middle of September, but as you can imagine the commercials, auditions, production meetings, website designing, etc. etc. are keeping my very very busy. However, I refuse to let it all take away from my passion for bringing you awesome recipes! Just know that they might be a little bit less frequent, as in probably 2 a week, at least until the Halloween book is complete. 🙂 Thanks for understanding, and GO MAKE THESE TUNA TATAKI ROLLS!

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls

Makes 6

  • 6 oz. Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna
  • 1/4 Avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 Cucumber, sliced  into sticks
  • 1/8 Cup Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Creamy Ginger Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger

For Tuna Rolls:

Prepare vegetables and set aside.

On a hot skillet over high heat, quickly cook tuna steak about 2 minutes each side until just seared on the edges. Remove from heat.

Slice tuna into long strips. Place one piece of avocado, one piece of cucumber, and a pinch of sprouts into the center of each strip and wrap the strip around the veggies, securing through the center with a toothpick. Set up on a plate and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper to taste.

For Creamy Ginger Sauce

In a small dish, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Serve with the rolls in a dish, dolloped on the plate, or you can warm it up for about 15 seconds and drizzle it across the top of the tuna rolls for a nice presentation.

Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce on the side (optional).

Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce

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Super clean and healthy high protein seared tuna rolls wrapped around delicious fresh veggies with a healthy creamy ginger sauce. Perfect for parties!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Tuna Tataki Rolls
  • 6 oz. Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna
  • ¼ Avocado, sliced
  • ¼ Cucumber, sliced into sticks
  • ⅛ Cup Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Creamy Ginger Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. Soy Sauce
  • ⅛ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
Instructions
For Tuna Rolls:
  1. Prepare vegetables and set aside.
  2. On a hot skillet over high heat, quickly cook tuna steak about 2 minutes each side until just seared on the edges. Remove from heat.
  3. Slice tuna into long strips. Place one piece of avocado, one piece of cucumber, and a pinch of sprouts into the center of each strip and wrap the strip around the veggies, securing through the center with a toothpick. Set up on a plate and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper to taste.
For Creamy Ginger Sauce
  1. In a small dish, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Serve with the rolls in a dish, dolloped on the plate, or you can warm it up for about 15 seconds and drizzle it across the top of the tuna rolls for a nice presentation.
  2. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce on the side (optional).

 

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4 Responses to “Low-Carb Seared Tuna Tataki Rolls with Creamy Ginger Sauce”

  1. August 27, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Wow! I am obsessed with these ingredients and flavors and never thought to assemble them like this! These would be perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • August 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      They make a perfect light dinner or lunch, or even a midday snack. I hope you enjoy them, because I love them myself! 🙂

  2. December 19, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    This recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it. A great place yellowfin tuna / sushi grade tuna is Chef’s Fresh Fish – http://www.chefsfreshfish.com/product-p/e756a.htm

  3. March 5, 2014 at 2:29 am #

    Such a creative and delicious sounding recipe! I love tuna tartar and imagine this would be a new favorite too! I’m currently renting an apartment in Malaysia and couldn’t find any avocados at the grocery store, but fingers crossed I’ll find them elsewhere so I can make this!

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