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Seared Tuna with Daikon and Ponzu Dressing

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  • Square piece of Tuna – 300 gms
  • Salt as per taste
  • White Pepper
  • Light Olive Oil – 1 tblsp
  • Spring Onions – 3, green parts only, finely sliced
  • Daikon (White Radish) – One 15cm piece, grated
  • Salad Onion – 1, grated
  • Peppery Sprouts – 50 gms, for garnish
  • Dill – few sprigs, for garnish
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – 1 tblsp

For the Dressing:

  • Lemon Juice – 2 tblsp
  • Light Soy Sauce – 1/4 cup
  • Rice Vinegar – 2 tsp
  • Mirin – 2 tsp


  1. To make the ponzu dressing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and leave for 1 hour before using.
  2. Trim the sides of the tuna.
  3. Season lightly with salt and white pepper and brush with oil.
  4. Heat a non stick pan without oil.
  5. When very hot add the tuna and sear on all sides until it is cooked to a depth of about 8mm with the centre still raw.
  6. Remove and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  7. Blanch the spring onions in boiling water.
  8. Drain at once.
  9. With a clean tea towel squeeze dry.
  10. Combine the daikon, salad onion and spring onions.
  11. Arrange on individual plates, reserving some for garnish.
  12. Slice the tuna and arrange on top.
  13. Drizzle with most of the dressing, then top with remaining daikon and onion mixture.
  14. Garnish with sprouts and dill.
  15. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and add a little extra dressing.
  16. Serve.

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