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Phyllo Tuna Sushi

Total Time: 2 HR 20 MIN Makes: 24 tarts
Prep Time: 2 HR Cook Time: 20 MIN

Searing is believing when it comes to this new spin on sushi. Lightly cooked tuna combines with our irresistible phyllo dough for the perfect date-night recipe.

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh sushi-quality tuna
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 sheets Athens Phyllo Dough (9” x 14”), thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


In a medium bowl, combine tuna, soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, turning several times, for 1 to 2 hours.
In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil. Cook tuna for about 4 minutes, turning once. Remove from heat and let cool. Dice tuna.
In a small saucepan melt butter with olive oil. Lightly brush 3” tart pans with butter-oil mixture. Layer 5 Phyllo sheets, brushing each with the butter-oil mixture. Cut six 4-inch squares from Phyllo stack. Place cut square shape in the pan. Carefully push Phyllo into pan, leaving the points sticking up. Repeat process 3 more times to make 16 tarts.
Bake empty Phyllo tarts in preheated 3501/4F oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove Phyllo tarts from pans.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of tuna on each square. Garnish with chives and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.