Curried tuna cubes

Curried tuna cubes
In this recipe chunky cubes of fresh tuna are marinated, then double-dipped to coat them before cooking: first in curry spices, then breadcrumbs.

The cubes of fish are pan-fried to a crispy coating on the outside but stay tender in the middle.
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Last modified on: June 22th 2016

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 fish fillet 300 g fish fillet
  • 2 soy sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 vinegar 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 4 olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 pepper pepper
  • 6 egg 2 eggs
  • 7 curry powder 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 8 breadcrumbs 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 9 oil 8 tablespoons oil
  • Total weight: 745 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Curried tuna cubes

Marinate the tuna

Cut 300 g fish fillet (preferably tuna) into large dice.

Stage 2 - 2 hours
Curried tuna cubes
Prepare the marinade by mixing 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil and pepper.

Add the cubes of tuna to the marinade, mix well, cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for 2 hours.

Note: This marinade can be made the day before.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Curried tuna cubes

Coat the tuna cubes

Put 4 tablespoons curry powder on a small plate.

Put 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs on another small plate.

Beat 2 eggs quickly in a small bowl.

Stage 4
Curried tuna cubes
Dip a cube of tuna in the beaten egg.

Stage 5
Curried tuna cubes
Roll in curry powder until well coated.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Curried tuna cubes
Prepare all the tuna cubes like this.

Stage 7
Curried tuna cubes
Dip a cube in the beaten egg again.

Stage 8
Curried tuna cubes
Roll in breadcrumbs until well coated.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Curried tuna cubes
Coat all the tuna cubes like this.

Stage 10 - 10 min.
Curried tuna cubes
Pour 8 tablespoons oil into a frying pan on medium heat. fry the cubes until browned all over.

Serve without delay with a salad of grated carrot, for example.
An interesting combination of flavours is to serve these tuna cubes with something fresh and tangy, such as the carrot salad shown in the photos.

This recipe was devised for tuna, but you could use another fish - salmon, for example - if you prefer.

You will notice that there is no added salt in this recipe. This is because the soy sauce in the marinade, and the curry powder are already salty enough.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,086 Kcal or 8,734 Kj77 gr64 gr169 gr
104 %30 %6 %26 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
280 Kcal or 1,172 Kj10 gr9 gr23 gr
14 %4 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
521 Kcal or 2,181 Kj19 gr16 gr42 gr
26 %7 %2 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Fish, Soybeans, Sulfites, Egg, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.27 €
  • Per person : 1.82 €

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