Ben and I went to Panama a couple of years ago. During our time on a small island off Bocas del Toro named Bastimentos, we had an amazing afternoon/dinner at a little B&B called The Firefly.
This place was seriously amazing- the food, the vibe and the views! Since then, we’ve always talked about recreating this delicious small plate.
These bites have everything a good tapas dish should- spice, crunch and fat! The crispy rice cakes are the perfect vessel for the spicy tuna. I added a little avocado for an extra texture and flavor element. I did some experimenting with the sushi rice, to get it nice and crispy. I found that coating it in a little flour really does the trick. If you are gluten free, you can try tossing it with corn starch. If you need a recipe for the Sushi Rice, check out my recipe HERE.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 16 bites
Serving Size: 4 bites