Sesame Crusted Tuna with Birch & Waite Professional Japanese Style Dressing

Serves: 10
Prep time:

Tuna Sashimi Grade Sustainably Sourced600 g
Black Sesame Seeds20 g
Toasted White Sesame Seeds20 g
Red Cabbage, Finely Shredded400 g
Carrot, Julienned300 g
Purple Carrot, Julienned300 g
White Wine Vinegar70 g
Caster Sugar70 g
Water500 g
Coriander Seeds3 g
Mustard Seeds2 g
Cinnamon5 g
Star Anise6 g
Pink Peppercorns2 g
Zucchini, Julienned300 g
Yaki Nori Seaweed Sheets, Julienned 2mm Strips20 g
Pickled Ginger50 g
Black Sesame Seeds8 g
Toasted White Sesame Seeds6 g
Radish, Finely Sliced50 g
Birch & Waite Japanese Style Dressing180 g
Shallot, Finely Sliced25 g
Yaki Nori Seaweed5 g


  1. Roll the tuna fillet in the toasted white sesame seeds & black sesame seeds until evenly coated on all sides. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a high heat in a non stick pan, sear the tuna on each side for approx. 30 seconds until barely cooked & still raw inside. Remove from pan, chill & slice into 1cm pieces.
  2. For the pickled Carrots, firstly make the pickling liquid, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil gently until the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat & chill. Once chilled add the julienned carrots and leave to sit for 1 hour. Remove & drain.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the pickled carrots, julienned zucchini, finely shredded red cabbage, julienned seaweed, black sesame seeds, toasted white sesame seeds & the Japanese Style dressing
  4. To serve place the dressed slaw in a large bowl or plate, top with the sesame crusted tuna & drizzle with a further 40g of the Japanese Style dressing. To finish Garnish with the sliced shallots & julienned seaweed


Use a pair of kitchen scissors to julienne the seaweed sheets

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