Tuna noodles

Tuna noodles

Carry on with my speedy recipes collection here, I managed to make this in between baby’s cries in about 15 mins! That’s not bad for a healthy lunch with my dearest hubby 😉

So we got hold of some yellow fin tuna on offer. Just one thing when you buy tuna, please make sure it is responsibly sourced. I won’t start preaching here, but I think in comparison it is more important (if these things can be compared) than a free range chicken. As we all know the damage to our seabed trawling can do.


Anywho, back to the recipe!

Tuna noodles

A speedy tuna noodle dish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Quick
Servings: 2
Author: Annie


  • 2 tuna steaks
  • 2 portions of noodles I normally use soba but in the pic I used egg noodles
  • 60 ml soy sauce
  • 50 ml mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cm of ginger finely grated then pushed through a tea strainer for the juice
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 spring onion


  • In a flat bowl, mix the soy, mirin, sugar and ginger juice together. Add the tuna and make sure the fish is coated with the marinade. Leave to marinade in the fridge for half an hour.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat, sear the tuna for 2 minutes each side. Get it out of the pan and leave to rest on the chopping board.
  • While the tuna is searing, prepare the sauce and noodles. Simmer the marinade over a medium heat for 3 minutes or so, until slightly thickened. Meanwhile bring a pan of water to the boil and plunge the noodles in to cook. Drain the noodle when it's ready.
  • Slice the tuna against the grain into strips.
  • Assemble: In your prettiest bowl, lay a bed of noodles down, then put the tuna on top, pour over marinade and sprinkle with spring onion and sesame seeds.

Make sure not to overcook the tuna, overcooked tuna has a texture of leather! Which surely is not what you want in a dish…

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