Tuna Tataki

Christmas Dinner Recipes Australia

We all love tuna tataki, that gorgeous seared tuna coated in sesame seeds. Did you know that it's really easy to make at home? Make sure to ask for tuna loin. The fish shop that I went to was not my usual one and they sold me a tuna steak which was all wrong and necessitated another trip to the markets on Christmas Eve!

Tuna Tataki

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An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

  • Fine salt and black pepper
  • 250g/8.83ozs. sashimi grade tuna loin
  • 4 tablespoons Wasabi mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white and black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oyster soy sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon pickled ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced red onion
  • Red shiso to serve

Buyer's tip: I know I go on about oyster soy sauce (and it's definitely not oyster sauce but oyster flavoured soy sauce) but after discovering it in Japan I only use it for sushi and sashimi. You can buy it at Tokyo Mart for $6.20 a bottle and there is so much delicious umami flavour to it. I even gave it to friends for Christmas!

Christmas Dinner Recipes Australia

Step 1 - Season the tuna with salt and pepper and then roll the tuna in the mix of sesame seeds and then heat a non stick pan on medium high heat. Add a little oil (about 1-2 tablespoons). Sear the tuna on all sides for 40 seconds.Allow to cool completely. Slice up with a sharp knife.

Christmas Dinner Recipes Australia

Step 2 - Spread wasabi mayonnaise on a serving plate. Mix the soy sauce, ginger and red onion together and drizzle over the tuna and then top with red shiso.

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