Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

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The East Made Easy


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Total Time

30 mins

Fresh and vibrant, these little lettuce cups filled with Asian flavour are a great simple starter for your next backyard BBQ. And don’t forget the pièce de résistance – topping each cup with a generous amount of refreshing pineapple salsa.


  • 6 oz. Ahi Tuna
  • 3 1-inch pineapple rings, grilled and cubed
  • 10 Boston Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Blue Dragon Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 finely chopped red chilli pepper
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Blue Dragon Sesame Oil, to drizzle
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Toss pineapple, cucumber, lime juice, and honey in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place tuna, Blue Dragon Fish Sauce, vegetable oil, salt and pepper in a reusable plastic bag and seal. Let marinate in fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Grill marinated tuna for 2 minutes on each side at 450°F. Let rest for 5 minutes, and slice thinly.
  4. Stack two lettuce leaves. Top with pineapple salsa, two strips of tuna, green onion, chilli pepper, salt, and pepper. Lightly drizzle with Blue Dragon Sesame Oil.