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Tuna Tataki

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

Whether you're entertaining or just fancy a bit of tuna for dinner this super simple dish is packed full of flavour and takes just minutes to prepare.

For the food nerds: Tuna is an amazing source of protein (30g for a 100g serving) as well as a great source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, B-Vitamins, selenium and choline. These things help with heart health, bone health and your immune system.


Ingredients

500g sashimi grade tuna (if buying freshly caught tuna, freeze it before using*)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons soy sauce

handful of sesame seeds

Dipping sauce:

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon chopped green onion

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons chilli garlic sauce

1 teaspoon brown rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon honey

freshly ground black pepper


Directions

1. Pat the tuna dry then drizzle with soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds on both sides to form a crust.


2. Mix all the dipping sauce ingredients and season to taste based on your preferences. You could omit the chilli garlic sauce if you don't like heat and just add fresh grated garlic. .


3. On high heat in a cast iron or grill pan heat the sesame oil and then sear the tuna on each side for 1 minute only then move to a cutting board.


4. Slice thinly, top with green onion or coriander and serve immediately with the dipping sauce.


Serves 4-6


*If you're worried about eating raw fish in terms of parasites make sure you buy already frozen sushi-grade tuna, otherwise the recommended time to freeze fresh tuna is 7 days at a temperature of -20°C or below.


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