This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood, all opinions are my own.
Thai Tuna Wonton Cups are a bite sized appetizer full of Thai inspired flavors and spices, as well as hearty, delicious albacore tuna. This savory morsel makes an excellent on-the-go lunch, or the perfect savory party appetizer.
Calling all tuna salad lovers! This variation on the classic tuna salad is mayo free, fresh, delicious, and easy to make! Plus it is great for both parties and every day meals. You can’t go wrong with a recipe that serves both those functions.
I love party foods, love them, but sometimes they can be a little heavy. Thick sauces full of sugars and creams. Lots of desserts. Don’t get me wrong…delicious! But besides crudités, I feel parties often lack a quality savory appetizer that isn’t full of cheese. And so these Thai Tuna Wonton Cups. They are perfection. And great for lunch too!
I love Thai flavors. Ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, lime, and peppers. They are insanely good, and always welcome in my mouth. So when I was trying to come up with a fun appetizer that would be savory and delicious, I thought I would mix things up a bit in my kitchen and make a Thai inspired tuna salad, and serve it in individual portions using wonton wrappers.
I am so glad I did. It turned out awesome. And my husband loved having the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Check out this video to see just how great they are:
You may remember from this Tuna Stuffed Avocado post how much I love Genova® Seafood. Genova offers superior culinary quality tuna that is large chunk, and delicious. It’s a Mediterranean style pack which is filled with pure olive oil, fresh and flavorful taste, and is a great source of Omega-3 and protein!
Obviously Genova is great, but they just got even better. Our favorite albacore and yellowfin tuna is now offered in an easy open can. This means they are perfect for on the go. And great for those party foods when you are short on time. What is not to love about faster recipe prep and portability?
So obviously, for these wonton cups I used the Genova® Seafood Albacore tuna (But you could use Yellowfin if you prefer it), and some fresh stuff like onions, cucumbers, red pepper, and cilantro.
Then I mixed it all together with spices and sauces. I used fish sauce, sriracha, and a Thai seasoning paste I get at my local grocery store in the herb section. You can find it at Walmart usually by the produce, it comes in a tube. But if you can’t find it, you can sub in a bit (1/4 tsp each) of ginger, lemon grass, and thai chili peppers. Adjust for your taste preference.
Then I got wonton wrappers, and baked them into cups by putting them over a muffin tin and spraying them with a little cooking spray.
Stir it all up, put it in the wonton cups, garnish and serve! It is great the next day too, when the flavors really have a chance to meld. I like to double the batch, serve half as appetizers, and eat the other half on a sandwich or with crackers the next day for lunch.
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Thai Tuna Wonton Cups
- 12 Wonton wrappers
- 10 ounces Tuna in Olive Oil 2 cans Genova Albacore
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tbs Sriracha
- 1 Tbs Thai Seasoning Paste Gourmet Gardens
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup cucumber chopped small
- 3/4 cup red pepper chopped small
- 1/2 cup red onion chopped small
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped fine
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Place wonton wrappers on bottom of small muffin tin, and use water to shape them.
- Bake for 3-5 minutes until crispy
- Chop cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and red pepper
- Stir sriracha and thai seasoning paste together.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix tuna with fish sauce, sriracha and thai seasoning paste mixture, lime juice, cucumber, red onion, red pepper, and cilantro.
- Stir well to combine.
- Taste and season with additional lime juice, salt, and pepper
- Serve by scooping tuna mixture into wonton cups and garnishing with additional cilantro
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