Seared tuna with mango salsa

Seared tuna with mango salsa

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From
The Food of Vietnam
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Alan Benson

I had the pleasure of working with one of Hoi An’s most talented chefs and restaurateurs, Duc. He owns three fabulous restaurants, Mango Rooms, Mango Mango and the newly opened Mai Fish. Born in Vietnam and raised in Texas, Duc has lived in Mexico, New Zealand and Japan. The guy has been everywhere, and it definitely shows in his cooking.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g round piece of tuna steak
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
black sesame seeds, to garnish

Mango salsa

Quantity Ingredient
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 coriander sprigs, sliced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 lime, juiced, plus extra to serve

Sesame herb crust

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon white sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely julienned
2 coriander sprigs, thinly sliced
4 vietnamese mint leaves, thinly sliced
2 asian basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, pounded
1/2 teaspoon garlic, pounded
1/2 teaspoon onion, pounded

Method

  1. Combine all the mango salsa ingredients in a bowl with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine all the sesame herb crust ingredients. Add a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix together well. Roll the tuna in the mixture, coating it well.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan or wok to medium–high heat. Add the oil, then sear the tuna for 45–60 seconds on all sides, until browned.
  4. Remove the tuna to a board and cut into slices 2 cm thick.
  5. Arrange the tuna on a bed of the mango salsa. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime, sprinkle with black sesame seeds and serve.
Tags:
The Food of Vietnam
Luke
Nguyen
Red
Lantern
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Asian
Asia
South
East
Southeast
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