Black sesame crusted tuna with butternut spaghetti

Black sesame crusted tuna with butternut spaghetti

30 mins Prep · 15 mins Cook

Ginger, chilli and lime bring this wonderfully fragrant seafood dish to life

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Serves 6
Cuisine Seafood
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 618
Fat 30g
Saturates 6g
Protein 52g
Carbs 41g
Sugars 16g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details



Cooking Instructions

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To make the chilli and ginger dressing, heat 2½ tbsp oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add finely grated ginger (4cm) and finely chopped chilli (½) and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Stir in sugar and vinegar until sugar dissolves, then simmer for 5 minutes to mellow the vinegar taste. Add 2 tbsp water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat. Add soy sauce, fish sauce and lime juice, and stir to combine. Set aside to cool.


Place sesame seeds on a plate and season generously with freshly ground black pepper. Press a piece of tuna into seed mixture to coat. Turn over and coat the other side. Repeat with remaining tuna. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook tuna for 1½ minutes each side for medium–rare, or cook to your liking.


When ready to serve, heat a wok with the peanut oil on high and add the spiralised butternut spaghetti. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until al dente. Spoon over the dressing and toss to coat. Serve the butternut spaghetti in bowls topped with the sliced tuna, sliced avo, micro herbs, radish, pickled ginger and chopped peanuts.