I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pan Seared Asian Tuna

Albacore tuna ... it's high in protein and it has the highest heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in the tuna family. As if you needed an excuse to love tuna!


3 albacore tuna steaks
salt and lemon pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
2 tbsps vegetable oil
fresh chopped parsley to garnish

First rinse and pat dry the tuna steaks with a paper towel, then salt and lemon pepper to taste.

Mix garlic, lemon juice, soya sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and poppy seeds together and coat tuna in marinade.

Marinate 30 minutes in fridge. Not longer as it will start to "cook".

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan to medium high.
Cook tuna steaks on both sides each 4-5 minutes, a bit less if you like your tuna pink. My husband would prefer it cooked right through (too dry) and my daughter would probably eat it raw right out of the wrapping (don't do that!) So I try to strike a balance.  I know, I could start his first, add hers last, but...

Anyways, once cooked to your liking serve garnished with parsley, and maybe more sesame and poppy seeds.


  1. Other than being too salty it was very good. I used low sodium soy sauce and only a pinch of salt. 4 minutes each side was just right for us (medium). I will make it again without any salt.