Sesame and Soya Dressed Noodles with Seared Strips of Teriyaki Tuna

Serve up a stylish meal with Lesley Waters's appetising recipe for noodle salad topped with seared marinated tuna steak
By Lesley Waters
Sesame and Soya Dressed Noodles with Seared Strips of Teriyaki Tuna
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus 30 mins marinating
  • Effort: medium



  • juice of 1 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tuna steaks, each 140g
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sesame oil, for drizzling

For the noodle salad dressing:

  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • bunch of spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • juice of 1 large oranges
  • 5 cm ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • fresh coriander, (optional)chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the noodle salad:

  • 200 g thread egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 115 g sugar snap peas, blanched, refreshed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut or peeled into very fine strips
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • black pepper


1. In a bowl, mix together the lime juice, olive oil and teriyaki sauce. Pour the lime juice mixture over the tuna steaks and season with freshly ground black pepper. Set to one side for 30 minutes.

2. To make the dressing, mix together the sunflower oil, spring onions, soy sauce, orange juice, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and fresh coriander, if using. Season with freshly ground pepper.

3. To make the noodle salad, mix together the noodles, sugar snap pea and carrots. Toss with the dressing and sesame seeds. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

4. Heat a lightly oiled, non-stick griddle or frying pan. Add the marinated tuna steaks and sear for just 1-2 minutes on each side.

5. Remove the tuna from the heat and cut each steak into slices. The tuna should still be rare inside.

6. Divide the noodle salad among four serving bowls. Top with the seared tuna slices, drizzle with a little sesame oil and serve at once.

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