Sometimes you just want a cleansing, healthy meal that does not leave you feeling overly full. For me, that meal is fresh sashimi — which doesn't always mean dropping $20-$30 at my favorite sushi spot. Instead, I visit my favorite fish monger for a sashimi-grade tuna steak, and anywhere from $6-$11 later I can create a quick, satisfying meal with items I usually have in my fridge or pantry. This is, of course, not taking into account the glass of Pinot Noir that pairs perfectly with fresh tuna.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 ounces sashimi-grade tuna
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly prepared wasabi
  • Thinly sliced green onion for garnish

Start by combining soy sauce, sesame oil and fresh chili paste. Mix well to combine

Depending on the size of your tuna steak (mine had to be cut in half) slice against the grain to create more tender pieces.

Serve sushi with wasabi and soy dipping sauce.

Not many meals could be faster, as healthy or satisfying — so next time you're in the mood for sashimi, give it a go at home!