Tuna steak salad with quail eggs and Asian dressing

colourfuljourneysBreakfast and Main Dish, FoodLeave a Comment

Again, simple, easy, can take it to work for lunch… perfect for our current lifestyle of… being incredible busy and stressed out, too many things to do and never enough time.

It’s a simpler and cheaper version of theĀ Eastern Style Tuna Nicoise Salad with Tea Marbled Eggs and Wasabi Vinaigrette.



  • greens
  • ginger
  • soy sauce
  • quail eggs
  • tuna steaks
  • pepper
  • lemon pepper

For the dressing

  • olive oil
  • fish sauce
  • lemon or lime juice
  • garlic paste
  • ginger paste
  • sugar
  • chilli

Marinate the tuna in the ginger and soy sauce for a good 20 minutes. Sear for a minute or 2 each side (for well done for 4 minute each side). Place the greens on the plate. This time, the tuna steak turned out to be well-done, as Greg liked it this way… I would have preferred medium or rare, but oh well.

Everything else is pretty straight forward.

One important thing: the cooking time of quail eggs.

Two and a half minutes: yolk is perfectly runny.

Three minutes: will turn into a medium boiled egg.

4 minutes + will result in a hard boiled egg. Mine was a bit more than 3 minutes, so in between a medium boiled and hard boiled. Next time I am only cooking it for 2,5 minutes. Enjoy šŸ™‚

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