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Asian Appetizer Party – Asian-Inspired Tapas Recipes

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Skip the heavy dinner and plan an Asian Tapas Menu full of light offerings and flavorful dishes that are easy to make and will satisfy every taste bud!



Seared Tuna Steaks

1/2 cup sesame seeds (black and white)

2 tuna steaks (appx 4 ounces each)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Matcha Chai Palmiers

2 sheets puff pastry (thawed)

1 teaspoon Chai Spice

1/2 teaspoon matcha powder

8 ounces cream cheese (softened)

1/4 cup soy sauce

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

1 pound chicken (I use boneless, skinless breast meat, diced small)

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 cup red bell pepper (sliced)

1 cup yellow bell pepper (sliced

1/2 cup onion (diced small)

3 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

1/4 cup pineapple preserves

green onions for garnish (sliced thin)

Bibb or Boston Lettuce leaves

Ponzu sauce for dipping

Wasabi Sauce for garnish


Seared Tuna Steaks

Heat pan on high.

Dry the tuna steaks with paper towels.

Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil.

Place the sesame seeds on a flat plate.

Press the tuna steaks into the sesame seeds to coat the sides.

Sear the tuna in the pan for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Remove the tuna steaks to a plate until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, slice thin and serve with Ponzu and wasabi.


Matcha Chai Palmiers

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, soy sauce, Chai spice, and matcha green tea powder.

Unfold each sheet of puff pastry.

Lightly dust with flour.

Roll into a square.

Spread 1/2 the cream cheese mixture on the puff pastry.

Fold the sides in twice to the center.

Repeat with second puff pastry sheet.

Chill for 15 minutes before slicing.

When ready to bake, slice the Palmier rolls in 1/2 inch sections.

Place cut side up on baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes on one side, flip, and bake for another 5 minutes.

When done, remove to cooling rack.

Repeat with remainder of palmiers.



Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In a zip-top bag, combine chicken and cornstarch.

Mix to coat the chicken.

Let sit while you are preparing vegetables.

Slice the peppers and onions to your liking.

In a small bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce and pineapple preserves.

Stir to combine and set aside.

Heat the skillet to high.

Cook the diced chicken, stirring frequently, until crispy and the chicken is cooked.

Remove to another bowl.

In the skillet, add the vegetables and cook until tender.

Add the chicken back to the skillet.

Pour in sweet chili pineapple sauce.

Stir to combine.

Keep warm until ready to serve.


Serve Asian Tapas Menu

Serve the tuna steaks with Ponzu sauce.

Wash lettuce leaves and dry.

Serve with chicken and vegetable filling.

Serve Palmiers along with lettuce wraps and tuna steaks.



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  • Category: Appetizers, Party Foods, Finger Foods
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Asian, tapas, appetizers, menu, lettuce wraps, Palmiers, seared tuna