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May 3, 2009 03:16 PM

How to make nori-wrapped tempura ahi tuna?

I recently had the chance to dine at a restaurant called Bezu in Potomac, MD. Everything was absolutely amazing, but their tuna appetizer impressed me the most. It was thinly sliced ahi tuna wrapped in nori with a very light tempura crust. Melted in your mouth like butter. It was served with this delicious soy mustard vinaigrette, which I really have no way of describing and don't expect to be able to replicate.

Has anyone ever dined on this type of tuna before? Would you know how I could cook this at home? I'd imagine it takes a very quick flash-fry to cook the tempura crust.

This is not the same dish, but very similar looking:

Your help is much appreciated!

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  1. This is actually very simple. It's a large log of tuna so the insides stay rare. Cut a fairly good sized log of tuna and wrap in nori. Coat in tempura batter and deep fry or pan fry quickly to just cook the batter.