Tuna Tataki, Salted Watermelon Salad, Green Tea Soba with My Style Ponzu Sauce

11:10 pm on 20 February 2006

(Serves 6)

Ingredients

  • 6 100gm pieces tuna

Water Melon Salad

  • 600gm watermelon
  • 10 gms Malden sea salt

My Ponzu

  • 75ml low salt Kikkoman Soya sauce
  • 75ml sake
  • 75ml raspberry vinegar
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 star aniseed
  • ½ cinnamon quail
  • 150 gms cooked green tea soba noodles

Method

Mix together all the ponzu ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes to allow all the flavors to infuse.

Strain and allow to cool.

Cut water melon into 1 cm dice and toss with the salt.

To serve:

Marinade the tuna in a little of the ponzu for 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove tuna from the ponzu, drain and pat dry.

Sear tuna for 1 minute on each side in a hot pan, spoon melon into a bowl and top with the warm tuna and the soba noodle spoon around the remaining my ponzu.

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