Seared tuna, avocado, ginger and lime to a glass of Shiraz

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Seared tuna, avocado, ginger and lime to a glass of Shiraz

This is a meaty dish freshened up with herbs and spices. Quick and easy to cook.
Seared tuna, avocado, ginger and lime to a glass of Shiraz

Per person:

  • Few sprigs coriander
  • 2 tbspns extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbspn soy sauce or to taste
  • Sprinkling of crushed chillies
  • 1/2 tspn grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 pressed garlic clove
  • 1/2 tspn runny honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 200gms sushi-quality filet of tuna – start from the small end
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
  • Instructions: 

    Finely chop the coriander.

    Mix the coriander, ginger, garlic, chillies, lime juice, soy sauce, honey, pepper and olive oil.

    Place a seasoned cast iron pan on the cooker set to a high temperature and brush on a thin layer of high smoke cooking oil (such as grapeseed oil or olive oil for cooking). Meanwhile, season the tuna with good sea salt and black pepper. Once the oil is smoking put the tuna in the pan and sear each side for about 45-60 seconds, including the front end. Pour half of the coriander mixture over the tuna after turning and coat all sides.

    To serve: thickly slice the tuna and plate up with the sliced avocado. Pour over the remaining sauce.


    Preparation time:25 minutes
    Cooking time: 5 minutes

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