This Asian-inspired spread uses a seasoning blend of dried wakame (seaweed) and toasted sesame seeds to create a wonderfully special spread with rich umami flavor.
Also known as “furiake seasoning”, you can make your own or buy it from most grocery markets or online. This recipe uses Muso brand, which is an organic blend from Japan.
Great on its own as an appetizer atop crackers or a dip for veggies, this spread transitions well into a base ingredient for pasta, bagel schmear, Asian noodles and pizza.
- ½ cup Pescavore brand smokey pokey or island teriyaki tuna tidbits
- 5 oz goat cheese, softened
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Juice and zest of ½ a lemon
- 3 tablespoons sliced chives + more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons of Muso furiake seasoning + some for garnish. If you can’t find a commercially made seasoning mix 2 parts green nori flakes with 1 part each of toasted black and white sesame seeds.
- Add the tuna tidbits to the bowl of a food processor and pulse two to three times, until the tidbits are flakey, careful not to over pulse. The tuna should have texture. Set aside.
- To a large bowl add the goat cheese, cream cheese, sesame oil, lemon juice and chives. Fold the ingredients together using a silicon spatula or similar tool.
- Once the ingredients are incorporated fold in the tuna flakes and the furiake seasoning.
- Use this immediately and store remaining in refrigerator.