Nori-Wrapped Ahi

Demonstrated by: Sharlene Urakami, 49th Cherry Blossom Festival General Co-Chairman.
Cherry Blossom Festival on December 1, 2001.



Nori-Wrapped Ahi

  • 1 lb sashimi-grade ahi fillet, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons wasabi (horseradish paste)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Shichimi (Japanese 7-spices) to taste (optional)
  • 4 sheets sushi nori (variety of seaweed used for sushi)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • Soy sauce


  1. Cut ahi into 6 x 2-inch strips.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and wasabi; spread on ahi strips.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper and shichimi.
  4. Roll ahi in nori sheets; cut off any excess nori.
  5. In a skillet, heat oil; quickly sear ahi rolls on all sides.
  6. Cut rolls into servings pieces; serve with soy sauce.

Makes 6 appetizer servings.


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