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Tuna Lollipops with Soy Dipping Sauce


  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 2 tuna steaks, approximately 150g each and about 1cm thick
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Soy Dipping Sauce

  • 100ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of Kikkoman Mirin
  • 60g brown sugar

Kikkoman sauce used in this recipe

28 mins
Cook time
13 mins
Prep time
15 mins

Tuna Lollipops with Soy Dipping Sauce

Perfect for entertaining or get togethers


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Spread the sesame seeds on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and toast in the oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  2. Make the soy dipping sauce by placing all ingredients in a small saucepan, heat and reduce until syrupy; strain through a strainer and allow to cool for 5 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, using a 3–4cm round cutter or the rim of a shot glass, cut out four circles from each tuna steak. Place the trimmings in the fridge to use for another time. Roll the outsides of the tuna circles in the sesame seeds to form a nice crust. Season to taste.
  4. Heat a frypan over high heat with a small splash of oil, then quickly sauté the tuna circles for around 30 seconds. Insert a lollipop stick through the middle of each, and serve with your soy dipping sauce.
  5. Best served when hot and fresh, but can be served cold.
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