Tuna Tataki with sesame and spices, grilled bok choy and shitake mushrooms
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Serves 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: approx. 10 minutes
Difficulty: ** 
For the marinade 
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp black pepper 
  • 1 tbsp red pepper  
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger

For the tuna 
  • 500g tuna 
  • 1 dash of olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds 
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds 
  • Bok choy 
  • Shitake mushrooms 
  1. First prepare the marinade. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the peppercorns and coriander seeds.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Add 4cm tuna slices to mixture. Cover with cling film and marinate at least 2 hours in refrigerator.   
  3. Remove tuna from marinade. Sprinkle the tuna with white and black sesame seeds to form a crust. The tuna slices should be completely covered. Pre-heat the plancha for 5 minutes. 
  4. When the plancha is hot, gently place the tuna slices on the plancha and grill for 3 minutes on each side.  
  5. Lower the heat slightly, add the mushrooms and bok choy and cook for another few minutes. 
  6. Thinly slice the tuna and serve immediately with the mushrooms and cabbage. 

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