Sesame Tuna with Samphire Pea and Kale Mash

I Love making mash out of something other than potatoes. Although a great British favourite there are so many other great foods that can be used to create an original dish. I therefore have experimented with new flavours to make something new and exciting.

This mash is so tasty I could literally eat the whole bowl and the great thing is its full of nutrients.

Samphire is the new ingredient here. The Samphire nutritional values are significant. Naturally, it has virtually no fat, but is rich in minerals. A 100g portion will only provide 100 calories of which not a single gram is unsaturated fat, so nothing to clog up your arteries. Rich in vitamins A, B and C, it’s a source of folic acid and is said to aid digestion as well as cleansing the liver.

This dish beautifully compliments this tuna, and the dressing binds it all together making the flavours come alive!!


  • Tuna steaks
  • Handful of sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp of tamari
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 thumb size ginger minced
  • for the mash
  • Cupful of peas
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • Handful of blanched kale
  • Handful of blanched samphire
  • Sea salt for seasoning
  • Dressing
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • lime juice
  • tsp of grated ginger
  • sea salt


  1. Start by making the marinade for the tuna and letting it absorb while you make everything else.
  2. Place the tamari, ginger, garlic in a bowl and mix the together, then let the tuna soak it up.
  3. In a pan melt the oil, and add all the vegetables (except the samphire) and let them cook nicely until they are softened.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the veg to the food processor and pulse for a few minutes. Do not make it smooth make sure its a little lumpy.
  5. Place in a bowl. Add the balanced samphire and mix well.
  6. Mix the dressing together now! taste test it! Put to one side
  7. Back to the tuna. Remove from the marinade and then coat it in the sesame on both sides.
  8. Heat the pan on a high heat until the coconut oil slightly smokes and then place the tuna in and fry it for 2 minutes on each side. This should be pink on the inside.
  9. Serve with mash and tahini dressing.