We love sushi! It’s so expensive when we go out so I like to make a few dishes here and there to make it more affordable. I came across this recipe and it sounded full of flavor. It didn’t disappoint either!
I got the ahi from HEB when they go on sale for $5 in a package like this –
Panko Crusted Ahi with Spicy Dijon Aioli
(Adapted from The Stay at Home Chef)
1 filet ahi tuna
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 lime, juiced
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1. In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for aioli. Taste and adjust proportions of ingredients for personal preference.
2. Mix together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Spread out on a plate.
3. Cut your Ahi into 1 to 1 1/2 inch strips.
4. Roll the Ahi in the bread crumb mixture, coating all sides.
5. Heat a heavy skillet to high heat. Add in the olive oil and let it start to sizzle. Put in Ahi, turning about every 30 seconds to sear all 4 sides.
6. Slice the Ahi and serve with the aioli.
An aioli is a sauce that is based in egg yolks, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Using mayonnaise is an easy cheat to replace the egg yolks and olive oil. Aiolis go great with seafood, but can be used in a variety of other meats and vegetables. It adds a nice zip to regular old food.