Tuna With Ginger Relish

This recipe for tuna with  ginger relish is a lovely way to spice up your supper. It is important to just sear the tuna. It is more like a steak than typical seafood and needs to be served rare. You want to be able to enjoy the taste of the fish. Tuna is quite strong in flavour so it can take bold flavours. This ginger relish adds another dimension to the dish. The ginger relish is a prepared item, available off the supermarket shelf in South Africa. I am fairly sure that you can find a similar ingredient where you live. I prefer to use tuna that has not been frozen. We only use fish that has been sustainably caught.

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Tuna with Ginger Relish

Recipe Category: Seafood
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 tuna steak
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • whole coriander seeds crushed for seasoning
  • ginger relish


  • Season the tuna with the salt, pepper and coriander and allow to stand until the tuna is room temperature
  • Sear for 2 minutes per side and serve immediately with the ginger relish, on top of a bed of wilted greens

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The ingredients for my Tuna With Ginger Relish
  • Tuna: buy fresh tuna from a sustainable source. If you have to freeze fish wrap it in cling film and then place into a vacuum seal bag and seal. Or into a Ziploc bag if you don’t have a vacuum sealer. Remember to eat the fish within three months. Defrost in the fridge overnight. Tuna needs to be cooked at room temperature so take it out of the fridge for at least an hour before cooking.
  • Coriander seeds: buy whole seeds and temper in a dry frying pan before using. Ground as needed for your recipe.
  • The ginger relish was store bought but there are plenty of recipes on the net for you to try.

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