I absolutely love this recipe, packed full of delicious flavour, easy to prepare, vibrant and tastes sublime, As I keep saying, please use the freshest of the freshest fish, 

I’m using tuna, but by no means is that set in stone, try salmon, sea bass, scallops, halibut, mackeral, speak to your fishmonger 


2 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds 

2 teaspoon of lime juice 

2 teaspoon of sesame oil 

2 teaspoon of wasabi paste 

200g of fresh tuna ( or fish of your choice) cut into small dice 

Asian style Pesto 

Asian Style Pesto (recipe below)

A large handful of fresh coriander 

A small handful of fresh mint 

2 spring onions chopped 

1 red chilli chopped 

A piece of fresh ginger grated 

2 cloves of garlic 

A good splash of sesame oil 

A good splash of light soy sauce 

A good splash of lemon juice 

A pinch of sugar 

A pinch of salt 

Basically, but all the ingredients for the Pesto into a blender, and blitz to a smooth sauce!! Job done 

Now for the tartare 


1. In a bowl mix together the wasabi, sesame seeds, sesame oil and the lime juice 

2. Add in the fish you are using and gently mix together to coat completely 

3. Leave to infuse the flavours for 5 minutes 

4. Divide the mix between two plates

5. Spoon some or the Pesto around each plate 

6. Finish with some Thai basil and more toasted sesame seeds 

You’ll absolutely love this recipe I guarantee it!! 


Written by Jon Fell

Head Chef Rosehill Theatre, Chef on the Simply Good Food TV app, run a Seafood Cookery Class at Peter Sidwell Cookery School, Newspaper food columnist

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