I personally don’t think that anything beats a fresh, perfectly pink slice of tuna, something about it just oozes health and deliciousness. It’s probably fair to say Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines and when you pick right, also one of the most nutritious, rich in lean protein and healthy fats. I wanted to create a tuna dish that was fresh, vibrant but also had a kick to it. One that stands out as something quite special on the plate but is quick to make, no matter your standard of cooking or experience!
I know this is going to sound superrr corny, but i’m going with it anyway! The feeling you get when you plate up a dish that you know the dinner table/boyfriend/ sister/ friend etc or even yourself are about to really love is like no other feeling – for me anyway. We tend to give so much nowadays in the way of presents, money and even social media, that it’s easy to forget the most meaningful things can be created from just giving people our time. It’s precious and that’s why it’s one of the most valued assets, and why I love cooking because it shows you care!
Anyway, enough philosophising! This tuna dish is really special and i’m very much in love with it! The chili and sesame crust has a great kick and gives the tuna texture and crunch. I like spice but I’m definitely not a fan of a really hot dish that takes away the taste of what you’re actually eating! That’s why the mango salsa is the perfect combo for the chili, although it’s far from a mouth burning level anyway, just as you’re starting to really feel it, the fresh mango salsa cools everything down and is just so fruity and delicious even on its own!
The dressing for the salad is as simple as it gets and it’s really all you need. There are lots of incredible flavours going on already that having an overpowering dressing would just distract from the main show! This is a plate packed full of protein, it’s low in calories and great value calories at that (which is the most important thing) and above all it’s damn good! Hope you enjoy, remember to tag me in your dishes! @LeanLivingGirl
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!