TUNA WITH A SOY SAUCE

Page 1

 

400-500g tuna belly in one piece

Ground black pepper

Salt.

 

SOY SAUCE

30ml soy sauce (light or dark)

60ml wine vinegar (red or white)

60ml olive oil

1 clove garlic, peeled and cut into quarters

15ml capers

5-15ml green peppercorns (to taste)

15ml black small black olives, stones removed and cut into small pieces

15ml green olives, stones removed and cut into small pieces

2 red peppers from a jar or can, cut into thin strips

A few thyme leaves.

 

ONION GARNISH

80g plain flour

1 small onion, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices

250ml oil for frying.

 

Serves: 2-3

Source: Joel Robuchon

 

METHOD

Rinse the tuna, dry with kitchen paper and leave in the fridge until required.

 

In a small saucepan or frying pan, add the soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil and garlic.

Bring to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until soy and vinegar mix has reduced by about 2/3rds. The oil will not reduce very much, so watch the liquids carefully. This will take about 25 mins.

When reduced take off the heat and let stand.

Put all the other sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

 

Toss the sliced onions in the flour, separating the layers.

Place the frying oil in a frying pan.

 

Cook the tuna by your preferred method, either on a stove top grill or in a frying pan. The tuna is best if its is still raw in the middle, this is easier to achieve by cooking a thick piece.

Place the tuna in a warm oven to stand.

 

Heat the frying oil and begin to fry the onion stripsin batches ensuring they do not darken. Place on a plate with 3-4 sheets of kitchen paper. The fried onion will keep in the warm oven until needed, do not cover them

Place the sauce ingredients in the soy mix, heat gently to warm through.

 

To serve:

Slice the tuna thickly, divide between two or three plate.

Spoon the sauce over the tuna and pile the fried onions on the top.

 

There are two serving suggestions across the page. We enjoyed both ideas.

 

 


Selected recipes

GRILLED TUNA

GRILLED TUNA

28 February 09

Spicy Chinese Drizzle, Noodles and Bak Choi




TUNA AND TOMATO PASTA

22 February 09




TUNA CARPACCIO

22 February 09




Tuna with soy sauce before the onions are piled on.

Served here with potato salad and salad leaves from the garden.

Tuna with soy

The same recipe with udon noodles.

Tuna and noodles