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Ep9 Josh and Aaron - Sesame Seed Encrusted Seared Yellow Fin Tuna with Wasabi Mayo, Spiced Vinaigrette and a Rocket Bale

Check out Josh and Aaron's Seared Yellow Fin Tuna with a Rocket bale, spiced citrus vinaigrette and Wasabi Mayo recipe from TV ONE's My Kitchen Rules NZ (Source: © Pepe De Hoyos)

© Pepe De Hoyos

Serves: 10



  • 1kg Yellow fin tuna
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame seeds
  • 2 Nori sheets
  • 2 Cucumbers shaved 

Spiced Vinaigrette 

  • 30ml Soy sauce
  • 25ml Red wine vinegar
  • 25ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 20 drops Sesame oil
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Orange juiced
  • 3 Tbsp. Garlic infused olive oil
  • 1 Chili 

Wasabi mayonnaise 

  • 1/2 cup good quality Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Wasabi Paste
  • Seasoning
  • 1 bag Baby rocket


  1. Cut the Tuna into long square shaped cylinders around 3cm x 3cm coat in the sesame seeds and nori season with Salt.
  2. Sear evenly on all sides with good quality olive oil when you see it cooking 3 – 4 millimeters around the edges and still raw in the centre, take it off the heat immediately. This dish is served rare. 
  3. Slice into 2-3mm thin slices.
  4. Finely dice the chili and combine with the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette. Whisk together well.
  5. Save the shavings from the cucumber and cut into 3cm barrels. Scoop out the center with a melon baller and fill with vinaigrette. Roll the rocket with a cucumber lace into the shape of a “Hay” bale.


This recipe has been supplied to TVNZ by the My Kitchen Rules New Zealand contestants. TVNZ has not tested this recipe and results may differ from those expected.