Nori-Panko Crusted Tuna Bites-serves 4-6
I served these with garlic & soy stir fried pak choi and sticky rice
800g-1kg good quality fresh tuna
1/2 tsp brown rice miso
1/2 tbsp grated ginger
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp citrus oil (I used Oliveology N.17)
A mixture of panko breadcrumbs with Nori Sprinkle (I use Clearspring sprinkle)
Rapeseed oil for frying
Cut the tuna into large pieces (I cut mine into quarters) and put in a large bowl.
Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Pour the marinade over the tuna, ensuring the fish is well coated.
If you can, leave this marinating for about 20 mins but don't worry if you haven't got time. ( I didn't when I made them but it will make the flavour more intense)
Meanwhile, make the topping in another bowl.
Line a large baking tray with baking parchment and preheat oven to 100C.
Take each piece of tuna and place it in the coating mix. Press down firmly, ensuring it is coated on all sides. Place in the baking tray.
Once all pieces are coated and ready, heat about 4 tbsp rapeseed oil in a large frying pan. Put a little piece of panko crumb in with the oil. When it begins to bubble, it is ready.
Place the tuna, in batches, in the oil. Fry for around 3-4 mins each side, or until golden brown. You may have to top up the oil.
Place the cooked pieces in the lined baking tray.
When all are cooked, place the baking tray in the oven whilst you make your sides. Or if you are not making anything else, eat immediately!