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Stir-fried tuna with Asian marinade

Recipe by: Jes Brinch / Gourministeriet
Serves: 4


Stir-fried, tender tuna in sesame with a tasty Asian marinade. This is as good as it gets, and this extremely tasty starter or appetiser is very easy to prepare in a jiffy.

You will want to cut the tuna into equally large squares and you can use the leftovers for a really nice and delicious tuna tartare with avocado to avoid food waste.


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and leave it on the side.
  2. Mix the two types of sesame and turn the pieces of tuna in the mixture to create a nice layer of sesame on all 4 sides but not on the ends.
  3. Heat up some oil in a frying pan and fry the tuna pieces at medium heat on all 4 sides for approx. 15 seconds.
  4. Slice the tuna and arrange the slices on plates. Pour the marinade around the tuna and garnish with freshly chopped chives, spring onions and perhaps some frisée lettuce.


  • 400 g (0.9 lbs) fresh tuna cut into 4 equally large squares. Use the leftovers for a tasty tuna tartare with avocado.
  • 1 dl (0.4 cup) white sesame
  • 1 dl (0.4 cup) black sesame
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 2 finely chopped spring onions
  • Some frisée lettuce (option)
  • Olive oil, rapeseed oil or sesame oil for frying


  • 1 dl (0.4 cup) soya
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ¼ dl (0.1 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ dl (0.1 cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp white sesame
  • 1 tsp finely grated garlic
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger