Seared Tuna on Tabouleh

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 3/4 hour



  1. Cover the wheat in boiling water and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Crush the coriander seeds and the garlic in a pestle and mortar. Add the lemon juice and half the herbs and chilli.
  3. Season the fish and rub on the mixture.
  4. Drain the wheat and add the remaining ingredients. Season well. Put the tabouleh in the fridge to cool.
  5. Heat a little oil in a heavy frying pan until very hot. Sear the fish for no more than 60 seconds a side. Serve immediately on a bed of tabouleh.


This recipe leaves the tuna quite pink in the middle. If you prefer your fish cooked through, you'll need to lower the heat and cook more gently for perhaps 6 or 7 minutes. It won't taste as good though.