I made this delicious meal for dinner last night. The boy's been ill at home all week and I wanted to make something healthy, quick and tasty to feed us both (before we collapsed on the sofa to watch How to Train your Dragon 2 - perfect film for a 31 and 37 year old to watch!)

This recipe uses tuna as the main protein but you could make it veggie by omitting the tuna, or top it with some grilled chicken or beef if you want something meaty.

Serves 2

1 large tuna steak
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 broccoli
1 red pepper

3 cloves of garlic
Bunch of spring onions
2 nests of dry egg noodles
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 chilli (for mine only, the boy's allergic so I added this last)

Fill the kettle and put it on.

Rub the tuna steak with olive oil, a grind of pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Chop the broccoli heads off and slice into small pieces. Slice the pepper into rings. Crush the garlic and finely chop the spring onions.

Put the noodles in a bowl and pour over the boiled water. These will need to sit for 5 minutes while you cook the tuna and the veg.

Heat a small frying pan over a high heat. Once hot put the tuna in the pan and leave it to sear for 1-2 minutes, depending how thick the fillet is.

Heat the sesame oil over a high heat in a wok or large frying pan. Add the broccoli and pepper and toss continuously. Add the soy sauce, garlic and most of the spring onions.

Turn the tuna over and sear for another 1-2 minutes, remove from the pan and leave to rest.

Drain the noodles and add to the wok. Turn the heat off.

Halve the noodle/veg mix into each bowl, slice the tuna into 1cm thick slices and put on top of the noodles. Sprinkle with the remaining spring onions, some sesame seeds, a splash of soy sauce, a few coriander leaves and chilli (if using) and serve.



  1. This sounds delicious Rosie. I'm always on the lookout for alternatives to meat. Do you have any tips for buying tuna? I've never bought a tuna steak before.

    1. I buy tuna from my fishmonger, who only gets sustainable, ethically sourced fish in... Best to ask the experts I reckon!! Your local fishmonger should be able to advise :)

      Rosie xx

    2. Great advice Rosie! I think I know just the person to speak to - we have a fishmonger at our Saturday market who may be able to help.

    3. They should be able to help :) Otherwise, sea bass would be lovely with this as well.

      Rosie xx

  2. This is just the kind of easy lunch / dinner I often make for myself - it's such a fail safe recipe xx
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    1. I know, it's so easy and fast :) And such a nice change from the heavy, wintery dishes I've started eating lots of recently!

      Rosie xx

  3. This looks so delicious! And pretty healthy too! x


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