Simple seared tuna with chilli and pak choi

Cooking for just two is a doddle when you start with good-quality, flavour-packed ingredients such as these. Serve with jasmine rice or Thai sticky rice, if you prefer.


1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

1 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Mirin Rice Wine

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tsp rice or white wine vinegar

2 x 120g Waitrose Fresh Line Caught Tuna Steaks, from the fish counter

235g pack Waitrose Pak Choi, halved lengthways 

1 salad onion, very thinly sliced

1 red chilli, very thinly sliced

1 tsp white or black sesame seeds, toasted

100g fragrant jasmine rice, cooked to serve


1. In a large shallow bowl, mix together the grated ginger, mirin, soy sauce and rice or white wine vinegar.

2. Heat a large griddle or non-stick frying pan and cook the tuna for 1-3 minutes on each side until cooked to your liking. Transfer to the bowl of dressing and leave to rest for 2 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, steam the pak choi for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Divide between 2 serving plates and top with the tuna. Drizzle over the dressing and scatter with the salad onion, chilli and sesame seeds. Serve with jasmine rice.

Cook’s tips

Ensure the pan is very hot before adding the tuna steaks. The mirin in this recipe can be swapped for a medium sherry, such as Waitrose Medium Dry Amontillado.

  • Preparation time: 10
  • Cooking time: 10
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,513
Fat 2.8
Saturated Fat 0.7
Carbohydrate 48.3
Sugars 5.6
Protein 34.6
Salt 1.5
Fibre 1.6

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