Griddled tuna rolls

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
Good olive oil
500g very fresh tuna steak, 2.5cm thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lime zest from 2 limes
45ml freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1/2 tsp wasabi powder
5ml soy sauce
5 dashes Tabasco
1 firm, ripe Hass avocado, medium-diced
25g red onion, chopped
1 spring onion, white and green parts minced
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
9 hot dog rolls, grilled or toasted
1 bunch baby rocket, washed and spun dry
1) Heat a charcoal barbeque and brush the rack with oil. Brush both sides of the tuna with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Cook the tuna over the hot coals for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side.

2) Remove the tuna to a plate – it should be seared on the outside and raw inside. Allow to cool and then cut into cubes.

3) Whisk together 30ml of olive oil, the lime zest, lime juice, wasabi powder, soy sauce, tabasco, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper in a small bowl. Toss the avocado in the dressing and then add the tuna, red onion, spring onion and sesame seeds.

4) Line the inside of the toasted rolls with rocket leaves, fill with the tuna mixture, and serve.

Cook's Note: If you don't want to heat a barbeque, you can sear the tuna in a dry saute pan over a high heat. Heat the pan for 2 minutes, add the tuna steaks and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side until seared on the outside and still raw inside.

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