Tuna Steaks with Wasabi Butter

Tuna Steaks with Wasabi Butter

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Serves 4

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes

East meets West in this exciting, well-flavoured butter. Serve with little new potatoes and salad.

 

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Nutritional count per serving:
Energy 512 kcal; Carbohydrate 1 g, of which sugars 0.8 g; Fat 38 g of which saturated fat 19 g; Protein 42 g;

Ingredients

4 tuna steaks – 175 g/ 6 oz each 1 tsp lemon juice 1tsp sesame seeds, dry roasted* A few sprigs each of basil, chives, coriander and parsley, finely chopped. Reserve a few for garnish 125 g/ 4 ½ oz unsalted butter 1 tbsp wasabi paste 1 tbsp soy sauce 3 drops Tabasco sauce 1 tbsp olive or sunflower oil

Recipe

  1. To a bowl add sesame seeds, lemon juice, chopped herbs, butter, wasabi paste, soy sauce, and Tabasco. Beat until smooth. Shape the flavoured butter into a sausage, wrap in foil and chill in the freezer.
  2. Heat a griddle or frying pan over a moderately high heat. Brush both sides of the tuna with the oil and fry for 3 – 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Cut the butter into rounds. Place the steaks on four plates, lay a round of butter on top of each and garnish with the sprigs of herb.


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