Sesame Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Pan-Roasted Garlic and Chilli, Served with Noodles & Fresh CorianderUpdated Post.

My husband Peter and I both love Japanese food. Pre-kids, we regularly dined out in our local Japanese restaurant and even now, it is still one of our favourite date night cuisines!  Unfortunately though, with two sons under the age of 8, we don’t get to enjoy it as much as we would like! The solution? Make our own of course! And this is my husband’s most favourite dish ever and perfect if you’re getting back to healthy eating about the festive period or any period of indulgence.

Tuna is such a versatile fish, succulent and also velvety smooth in texture it works well with zesty, aromatic flavours.

The fish is served rare so make sure you use good quality tuna (we prefer yellowfin).

Enjoy!

Sesame seared Yellowfin Tuna, pan roasted garlic and chilli, served with noodles and fresh corianderSesame seared Yellowfin Tuna, seared tuna with sesame crust Japanese seared tuna

Sesame seared Yellowfin Tuna, pan-roasted garlic and chilli, served with noodles & fresh coriander

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 large fresh red chill sliced
  • 2 x 250g pieces yellowfin tuna, cut in half
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli oil
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • 125g medium egg noodles, cooked according to the packet instructions.

Method 

Heat the coconut oil in frying pan and cook off the garlic and fresh chilli for around 7-10 minutes until they are soft and the garlic has turned a golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

Place your sesame and fennel seeds on a plate with the freshly ground black pepper. Press a piece of tuna into seed mixture to coat. Turn over and coat the other side. Repeat with remaining tuna.

Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook the  tuna for around 60 seconds on each side for rare, or 90 seconds on each side for medium rare.

Finely slice the tuna and serve on a plate with the chilli, garlic, fresh coriander and drizzle with chilli oil. Serve with the noodles.

 

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34 Responses

  1. DaisLikeThese

    Now that looks amazing! I LOVE tuna, and Japanese food.
    We also have an amazing local Japanese restaurant and just to let you know that my previously fussy 7yr old has come through the other side and is now super adventurous. He now begs to have dinner at the Japanese!

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  2. Amy - Baking with Granny

    That tuna looks insanely delicious. I do love fresh tuna but it’s not something I’ve really tried making for myself. I do make a mean tuna sandwich on the other hand though! 😉

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  3. Sarah - Craft Invaders

    We’re having Tuna for supper, which is brilliant because normally I read your wonderful recipes and then crave whatever you have presented so beautifully, but tonight I’ll actually get to eat it (albeit as Salad Nicoise):)

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  4. Eb Gargano / Easy Peasy Foodie

    This looks fab – beautiful photos…I LOVE Japanese food. We recently took our kids to Brighton and we were going to have fish and chips, but then we spotted a sushi restaurant…we asked the kids if they fancied giving it a try and amazingly said yes! (I admit we used the fact the food goes round and round on a conveyor belt to convince them). Even more amazingly they really enjoyed the food…had to stop them from whipping more dishes off the conveyor belt at one point – they just couldn’t get enough! It was such a fun experience…will definitely be going back 🙂
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    • Honest Mum

      Aw so lovely to read, my kids love the veggie options and sushi time in a restaurant is so fun! I wish we had a conveyor belt at home!

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  5. Jenny

    Wow that is some amazing food styling going on here darling. Just gorgeous. Sounds so tasty too. Want to pick it off my screen and eat it. lol Thanks for hosting.

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  6. ali

    this sounds amazing! I’m looking for more fish recipes so giving this a go at the weekend.
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  7. Amy (Feeding Finn)

    Yum! I love tuna and it has to be cooked rare like this. We love it with mango salsa (packed with chilies). Will give this recipe a try next time. Love all your recipes and photos!

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  8. Kat @ Eat.Love.Live

    Wow this dish looks restaurant quality! Who needs to eat out when you can cook like this? x #tastytuesdays
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