Seared Tuna Steak Recipe with a Pea and Mango Salad

Tamarind-glazed tuna with sugar snap and mango salad

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Adding tamarind to tuna brings out delicious flavours in this simple but impressive dish. Serve on a a bed of sugar snap and mango salad for a healthy lunch or dinner


Try this recipe for tamarind-glazed tuna salad, then check out our niçoise salad, tuna wrapstuna pasta salad and more tuna recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • caster sugar 1 tsp
  • tamarind paste 2 tbsp
  • groundnut oil 2 tsp
  • tuna steaks 2


  • sugar snap peas 150g pack, blanched
  • mango 1/2, cut into matchsticks
  • red onion 1/2 small, finely sliced
  • sesame oil 1 tsp
  • rice vinegar 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put the sugar in a bowl and add a splash of boiling water from the kettle. Stir until the sugar dissolves then stir in the tamarind and oil. Put the tuna in a small dish and spoon over the tamarind mix. Leave for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat a heavy frying pan to high and cook the tuna for 2 minutes each side, adding
    the rest of the glaze as you cook. Rest for 2 minutes while you toss all the salad ingredients together with some seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Serve the tuna with the salad.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 345
  • Fat 7.2g
  • Saturates 1.5g
  • Carbs 19.8g
  • Sugars 14.8g
  • Fibre 3.2g
  • Protein 48.6g
  • Salt 0.36g