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Seared Tuna Tatatki Recipe

Seared tuna tataki

Published: January 16, 2015 at 11:52 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a starter

This simple Asian dish is super-healthy and will have your tastebuds singing. It's only 211 calories, too. Ask your fishmonger for sashimi-grade tuna

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal211
fat12g
saturates2.3g
carbs0.7g
fibre0.5g
protein24.9g
salt1g
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Try this seared tuna tataki, then check out our tuna wraps, niçoise salad, tuna pasta salad and more tuna recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 long tuna loin, 300-400g
  • 1 tsp groundnut oil
  • 2 tbsp black and white sesame seeds
  • for brushing English mustard
  • to serve microleaves, baby salad leaves or chives

TATAMI SAUCE

  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Rub the tuna all over with the groundnut oil, then season with salt and lots of black pepper. Put the sesame seeds on a flat plate. Brush a little more oil over a non-stick pan. Sear the tuna for about 20 seconds on each side. Take out of the pan and brush very thinly with mustard, then roll quickly in the sesame seeds to coat. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the sauce ingredients together. To serve, use a very sharp knife to cut the tuna into ½cm slices. Arrange on a platter and scatter over the microleaves and chives. Serve with the sauce.

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