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Tuna K-poke

Tuna K-poke recipe - Place rice, kombu, 750ml water and 1 tsp sea salt in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook without uncovering for 50 minutes.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking plus standing
Tuna K-poke
Tuna K-poke

You've heard of K-pop; now here's our K-poke. Korean flavours join the more traditional Japanese and Hawaiian, kimchi adding a funky element while its pickling liquid ever so slightly cures the fish.

Ingredients

  • 400 gm brown rice (2 cups)
  • 5 cm piece dried kombu
  • 350 gm sashimi-quality skinless tuna fillet, diced
  • 100 gm kimchi, coarsely chopped plus 1½ tbsp kimchi liquid
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds, plus extra to serve
  • 2 avocados, cut into thin wedges
  • Thinly sliced spring onion, to serve

Method

Main
  • 1
    Place rice, kombu, 750ml water and 1 tsp sea salt in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook without uncovering for 50 minutes. Remove from heat and stand covered for 10 minutes, then discard kombu and fluff up rice with a fork.
  • 2
    Combine tuna, kimchi and kimchi liquid, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and sesame seeds in a bowl, toss to combine and stand to marinate lightly (10 minutes).
  • 3
    To serve, divide warm rice among serving bowls, top with tuna mixture and avocado, drizzle with any juices that remain from the tuna and scatter with spring onion and extra sesame seeds.

Notes

Drink Suggestion: Amber ale Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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  • Author: Emma Knowles