Catch of the Day #049

Ryan Nienaber

Winter is on its way and the load shedding blues are in the air.


But don’t worry we have some creative ways to use your tuna sushi block come rain or electricity.


Here are four delicious ideas:


1. Plain or Seared Sashimi: Slice your tuna across the grain into bite-sized pieces. Serve as is or sear in a dry hot pan for a few seconds each side with a dash of 7 spice. Serve with soy sauce and wasabi for a simple yet elegant appetizer.


 2. Tuna Steak Sesame Encrusted: Cut your sushi block into 2-2.5cm slices and coat them with sesame seeds. Heat a pan with oil over high heat and sear the tuna steaks for about 45 seconds to a minute on each side until the sesame seeds are golden brown and your tuna steak is cooked about 3mm on each side. Serve with mash or steamed rice and a sauce of sushi mayo mixed with wasabi or honey soy.


3. Tuna Braai: Cut your sushi block into steaks and marinate them in teriyaki sauce, lemon juice and some sesame oil. Get your coals in the braai nice and hot. Discard the marinade and place the tuna steak directly on the braai grid for about 45 seconds to a minute each side until and your tuna steak is cooked about 3mm on each side. Best served medium rare for a delicious and easy meal that boasts smokey flavours.


 4. Ceviche Sushi Salad: Slice your sushi block thinly across the grain. Place your thin pieces in a bowl with some citrus such as lime and mixed through for 30 seconds. Take your cured tuna slices and toss it with mixed greens, sliced avocado, shredded carrots, and a dressing of olive oil infused with rosemary, chilli, and garlic. Top with sesame seeds or crispy wonton strips for added texture.


We hope these ideas inspire you to get creative with your sushi block with or without electricity! If you try any of these recipes, we'd love to see your creations. Don't hesitate to tag us on social media or send us a message.


The Tuna Sushi block is best bought with our Japanese 7 Spice.


Thank you for choosing Greenfish and happy cooking!


Yours Truly


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