Tuna Marinating Sauce

Tuna Marinating Sauce


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This is a Korean-style marinade for tuna which works well with other saltwater fish such as barramundi. You can also bbq the fish.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

  1. Rub the tuna steaks with 4 tablespoons sugar. Allow to sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. In a frypan over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a shallow bowl mix the remaining sugar, toasted sesame seeds, spring onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in the mixture and marinate 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat the grill.
  5. Discard marinade and place the tuna steaks on a baking tray. Grill to desired doneness in the preheated oven.

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