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Seared sesame tuna with roasted sweet potato and rocket and basil pesto

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook

Method


  1. For the seared tuna, season the tuna with salt and freshly ground black pepper, rub with olive oil and roll in the sesame seeds.

  2. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, add the tuna and sear on all sides for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

  3. For the roasted sweet potato, heat the butter in a frying pan, add the sweet potato and fry for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently, or until golden-brown on all sides. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle over the toasted pine nuts.

  4. For the pesto, place all the pesto ingredients into a mini blender and blend until smooth.

  5. To serve, place the sweet potatoes onto a serving plate. Top with the seared tuna and spoon over the pesto.

Ingredients

For the seared sesame tuna

  • 200g/7oz good-quality fresh tuna
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • dash olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

For the roasted sweet potato

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

For the pesto

  • large handful fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 bunch wild rocket
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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