Seared tuna in a cucumber sling

November 17, 2008 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Seared tuna in a cucumber sling recipe

These colourful parcels feature a delicious combination of fresh flavours.

Seared tuna in a cucumber sling

Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 200g loin of tuna, at room temperature
  • 100ml sesame oil
  • 80ml (¹/³ cup) black sesame seeds
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 50ml pickled ginger
  • 50ml balsamic reduction
  • alfalfa sprouts, to garnish



Rub the tuna with the sesame oil and cover it with the sesame seeds.


Heat a frying pan and sear the tuna for 1 minute on each side. Let it cool, then slice it into bite-sized pieces.


Place the cucumber slices into individual bowls. Place a piece of ginger on the cucumber and top with a piece of tuna. Using a cocktail stick, secure the sides of the cucumber around the tuna.


Drizzle with the balsamic reduction, garnish with the sprouts and serve.


To drink: Sir Lambert Sauvignon Blanc is simply delicious.


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