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Tuna Lettuce Cups

Serves 2

Cook time: 7 minutes | Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 300g fresh tuna steak
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 3 Tbsp Goldcrest Honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chilli, finely sliced (seeds removed if you want it mild)
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • ½  fresh mango, cubed
  • Sesame seeds & lime wedges for serving


  1. Brush tuna with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a non stick pan over high heat and get it almost smoking hot.
  3. Sear the tuna for 1 minute per side and then immediately remove from the heat.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, ginger, Goldcrest honey and chilli. Bring to a simmer and reduce until slightly thickened.
  5. On a serving platter arrange the individual butter lettuce leaves like little cups. Place a small amount of carrot, cucumber and mango in each one.
  6. Slice the tuna thinly and divide the slices between the lettuce cups. Spoon a generous amount of the honey glaze into each lettuce cup. Sprinkle over sesame seeds and serve with lime wedges.

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