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GRILLED TERIYAKI TUNA WRAPS

February 12, 2012 10:37 pm 0 comments

Grilled Teriyaki Tuna Wraps are an ideal meal for any hot summer day or can be easily carried for picnics etc. The dish taste good when served with fresh fruits sprinkled with few drops of lime juice. This dish is simple, quick to make, refreshing and full of fresh flavors. It is an excellent way to enjoy a light healthy tuna lunch in a tortilla wrap.

The tuna wraps are delicately infused with the teriyaki sauce flavoring which is based from the Japanese cuisine. They are permeated with the bold flavors of ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Grilled teriyaki tuna wraps is a flavorful entrée that goes well with aromatic jasmine rice or noodles.

Teriyaki is served in most modern Japanese cuisines and it’s a cooking technique in which foods are broiled or grilled in a sweet soy sauce marinade. Different fish like the yellowtail, marlin, tuna, salmon, trout and mackerel are mainly used in Japan. The word Teriyaki derives from the noun ‘teri’ which means shine or luster given by the sugar content in the teriyaki. Traditionally the meat is dipped in or brushed with sauce several times before and during cooking.

The teriyaki is traditionally made by mixing and heating soy sauce, sake or mirin, and sugar or honey. The sauce is boiled and reduced to the desired thickness, then used to marinate meat which is then grilled or broiled. Sometimes ginger is added, and the final dish may be garnished with green onions. Teriyaki can also be served cold, as it often is in bento menus. It is perfect for those who like a sweet and tangy taste at one time.

For preparing the Grilled Teriyaki Tuna Wraps, firstly the tuna steaks are infused with a delicious sauce consisting of garlic, sugar, and ginger that is poured over the tuna steaks and marinated for about a couple of hours in the refrigerator in a sealed bag. Turn the bag occasionally so that the sauce gets well combined with the pieces.

When you are ready to cook, remove the tuna steaks from the refrigerator and drain and discard the excess marinade. Grill the tuna steaks over medium heat for about 8 to 12 minutes or until they turn slightly pink in the centre and get flaky, turning once. Cut the tuna steaks into ½ inch chunks.

Brush both sides of tortillas lightly with cooking oil and place 2 at a time on the grill rack for 30 to 45 seconds or just until warmed. In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream and salad dressing. For each wrap spread about 3 tablespoons of the sour cream mixture on a tortilla. Place some of the tuna near an edge of tortilla and top with some of the arugula, onion and tomato. Fold edge over filling and fold in the sides and roll up. The Grilled teriyaki Tuna wrap is ready to eat.

You can also use high quality canned tuna. Making your kids fill the wraps is the best way to teach the children to assemble or spoon the fillings into the tortillas. A tuna wrap made with pan-fried tuna steaks, on the other hand, is the sort of thing you whip out to impress somebody with your frenzy culinary skills. It is simple, easy and a fast method for wraps that impress gourmet varieties while cooking fast food.

To make this dish more flavorful and delicious, you could also add ingredients like avocado, dill pickle or parsley in your tuna wraps. Always try experimenting a new flavor with different texture until you find what you like is the best.

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