Succulent Tuna by Master Chef Simon Sim

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Having more than 20years of cooking experience under his belt, it did not stop Master Chef Simon Sim to advance in his culinary skills. An ingenious chef in his early 40’s, specialised in Italian, Mediterranean, Tex-Mex cuisine and now heading The Cavllini an Italian restaurant at the Palace of the Golden Horses, MINES, Kuala Lumpur. Master Chef Simon Sim will be featuring a collection of Italian and Mediterranean recipes with us. Today we will be featuring Master Chef Simon Sim’s first recipe presented in Japanese way, a well known dish named ‘Tuna Tataki with Sea Whelk’.

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TUNA TATAKI with SEA WHELK

Ingredients

1/4cup Black sesame seeds
1/2Tspn Cracked black pepper
300gm Tuna(sushi grade)
3Tspn Olive oil( for shearing)
1 Tspn lime juice
A pinch of salt
Half a dozen Sea Whelk
A handfull of Herb salad
a dash of Vinaigrette

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Method

On a shallow plate, mix together black sesame seeds and cracked black pepper.
Season the tuna with salt.
Make 1-inch deep slices in the tuna, every 2-inch.
Roll the tuna in the black sesame mixture, pressing lightly so the mixture sticks to the tuna.
Place a saute pan over high heat. Add the oil and sear the tuna on all sides, about 30 seconds per side. Remove the tuna from the pan and set aside.
Deglaze the pan with lime juice. Pour the lime juice over the tuna.
Place the herb salad on the serving plate.
Drizzle with a bit of vinaigrette
Top with a sliced tuna.
Top with a pieces of sea whelk.
Ready for serving.

This is a lovely starter, easy to follow and a sure winner from Master Chef Simon Sim . . . . Sidney

Next coming post Rotolo Di Salmone Affumicato Con Granchio

4 Comments

  • Nga
    May 27, 2008 - 5:52 am | Permalink

    i love tuna and this dish looks almost too good to eat!!

  • teckiee
    May 27, 2008 - 7:18 pm | Permalink

    i feel so lucky i go to have this

  • Olga Berman
    June 26, 2008 - 2:52 am | Permalink

    love seared tuna. just for breakfast today I had a piece of seared tuna (with wasabi and sesame seeds)

  • We Are Never Full
    June 26, 2008 - 4:04 am | Permalink

    The colors in those pictures are unbelievable. It’s amazing how beautiful food can be.

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