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Recipe Category: Main Courses

Seared Sesame Tuna with Sweet Soy on Greens

Quick as a flash tuna steak with a toasty sesame crust and sweet soy glaze over bright greens.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (sweet cooking sake)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 500g green beans, snow peas or broccolini
  • 4 x 200g tuna steaks, sashimi grade, chilled
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • peanut or extra light olive oil, as required
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mirin, extra
  • 4 spring onions, sliced

Combine soy, mirin, sugar and rice vinegar in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut green beans in half lengthwise (if using snow pease or broccolini, cut into strips). Coat tuna steaks in ¼ cup soy mixture, reserving the rest for serving, and coat tuna on both sides with sesame seeds. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a frypan until very hot. Add tuna and sear quickly for 1 minute on each side until sesame seeds are golden – the tuna needs to remain rare in the centre. Allow to rest. Wipe out pan with paper towel, add 2 tablespoons oil and remaining sesame oil and sauté garlic and beans for 1 minute, add mirin and spring onions and stir fry until snow peas are just tender. Cut tuna into slices and serve on a bed of beans, drizzled with a little reserved soy mixture.

Recipe Type: Seafood

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 11/04/2019