Sep 29, 2007

Salad with a Japanese Touch

I love meat,
It'll be hard for me to eat a complete meal without any meat in it,
But somehow I'm craving for salad all the sudden (that probably happens twice a year),
What can I do?
Let's put tuna together with my greens then.


4 ohba leaves/perilla leaves (shredded)
1/2 pack of baby spinach
1 big cube of radish (grated)
1/2 orange zest
1/2 orange juice
Ponzu soy sauce
Tuna (the ones for sashimi)
Roasted sesame seeds


First soak the tuna in ponzu soy sauce for about ten minutes,
Prepare a hot skillet, put the tuna in and sear for about 10 seconds per side,
Remember the center has to remain its fresh pink color, don't overcook it.
Transfer to a cutting board and slice the fish along the lines.

In a small bowl, mix the grated radish together with 1/2 orange zest, 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice, and about 2 tablespoons of ponzu soy sauce.

Get a big salad bowl, put in the pre-washed spinach, shredded ohba, salad dressing, and some roasted sesame seeds.
(You can find perilla/ohba leaves easily in a Japanese supermarket,
they said that this herb is good for fighting cold and sore throat,
I'm kinda sick at the moment...
Let's see if this thing will do me any good.)

Give it a toss.
Lay the seared tuna on top of the salad,
Spray more sesame seeds and drizzle some ponzu soy sauce,
Garnish with shredded perilla leaves.

I got my meat and fulfilled my cravings for salad at the same time.

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. I absolutely love this.
    I had it once in a restaurant but afraid to make my own.

  2. To mrs.thepoint~
    Ha it's not hard at all,
    But I figured it's kinda expensive to make it myself, might as well just order that in the restaurant in the future!