2 tuna steaks

Half a cucumber cut into batons

1 lime

1 spring onion roughly chopped

1 carrot peeled

1 large handful of coriander

1 chilli finely chopped

Small handful of sesame seeds

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons of mild oil (I use rapeseed, but sunflower or veg is fine. Olive oil is too strongly flavoured)



Sesame tuna with a cucumber & coriander salad

preparation 5 mins • you cook for 8 mins •

Serves 2

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This is such an attractive and healthy dish. It's so fresh tasting and surprisingly filling. The meaty tuna works really well with the crunchy, colourful salad. There's so much going on in this dish that you won't believe how quick it is to make.

Pan to fry the tuna

Plate to put the sesame seeds onto

Mixing bowl for the salad

Small bowl or jar for the dressing

Potato peeler

Fish slice...for the fish!


Before you start, have all the salad stuff chopped and to the side. We'll start at the work surface, so have the tuna steaks ready with the sesame seeds next to them. Pop your pan on the hob on a low heat and click here!


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Put your pan on a low heat and then season the tuna with a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Next you need to put some of the sesame seeds onto a plate so that there's a thin layer of them. Pop the tuna onto the sesame seeds one at a time, turning them over to get them nicely coated with the sesame seeds and then put them back on your board. You may need to add some more sesame seeds and then repeat with the other steak. Go and wash your hands and then take your board over to the hob. Turn the heat up on the pan, add about a tablespoon of oil and then carefully add the tuna steaks to the pan. These will take about 2 minutes on each side so that they are slightly pink in the middle. Turn the heat down to medium and then go and make the salad dressing.

Put one teaspoon of both rice vinegar and soy sauce into your small bowl or jar. Add in the chillies and the juice of half a lime. Lastly add in 3 tablespoons of the oil and whisk or shake together. Set this aside whilst you assemble the salad. Take your large mixing bowl and add the coriander, cucumber and spring onion. Using your potato peeler, peel strips of carrot into the salad.

The tuna should be done now, so turn the heat off and pop them on a board. Add the dressing to the salad and then toss together with your fingers to get it all nicely coated.

To serve, take your plate or bowl and place a handful of the salad mix onto the plate, and then carefully place the tuna steak on top.

I hope that you enjoy it.


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