Tuna with sesame-soy-ginger marinade

Tuna with sesame-soy-ginger marinade


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About this recipe: This marinade works particularly well with any kind of fish, but especially tuna. After two hours of marinating, cook it under the grill and serve immediately.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh root ginger
  • 120ml soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Rub the tuna with 4 tablespoons sugar. Allow to sit 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. In a frying pan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix the remaining sugar, toasted sesame seeds, spring onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Place the fish in the mixture, and marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
  4. Preheat the grill.
  5. Discard marinade, and place the tuna steaks on a baking tray. Grill to desired doneness.

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