Seared Tuna

Think of Hawaii, think of the palms, the beautiful Pacific Ocean, then the tasty mahi mahi and ahi. To be honest with you, when I think of a country, food is usually the top priority thought. This dish was inspired by a very delicious sandwich I had in Leoda’s kitchen. It was an ahi seared with avocado, onions and cheese sandwich. Tasted heavenly! I wanted to recreate this dish with a healthy kick to it. 

You will need:

  • 2 tuna steaks, from responsible sources 
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • Black sesame seeds, to cover your tuna steaks
  • Cajun spices, to cover tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil 
  • 1 avocado sliced

For the Sauce:

  • 5 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1-2 red chillies, chopped
  • 2cm piece of ginger, grated 
  • 4 sprigs coriander, chopped


1. Cover your tuna steaks generously with the Cajun spices and black sesame seeds. 

2. Pour your sesame oil into a skillet and allow to heat up, then add the garlic in, allowing the oil to pick up the flavours from the garlic. 

3. Mix your sauce together and put to the side. 

4. Remove the garlic from the oil and place your tuna into your skillet searing each side. (At this point you don’t want to cook the inside of your tuna, only the outside. Unless you don’t want to eat raw tuna).

5. Then once each side of your tuna is seared, allow to rest for a few minutes, then chop into thin slices. 

6. Serve with avocado slices and pour your sauce over the tuna. 



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