Tuna noodle salad with wafu dressing

Course: - Dish: Fish - Serves: 2

This is an exciting new recipe from Bart Van Olphen’s new book, The Tinned Fish Cookbook: Easy-to-Make Meals from Ocean to Plate—Sustainably Canned, 100% Delicious.

Wafu dressing is a traditional Japanese vinaigrette made with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, mirin, and oil, which will often have sesame oil and/or sesame seeds added to it. In this dish it goes amazingly well with the noodles and tuna. 


Recipe from The Tinned Fish Cookbook: Easy-to-Make Meals from Ocean to Plate—Sustainably Canned, 100% Delicious © Bart van Olphen 2019, 2020. Translation © The Experiment, 2020. Reprinted by permission of The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. experimentpublishing.com 


  1. To prepare the wakame: Put the wakame in a bowl with 2 cups (½ L) of boiling water and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Drain the seaweed in a colander for 5 minutes, cut into ¾-inch (2 cm) pieces, and leave to cool. 
  1. Cook the noodles according to the package directions. 
  1. Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan until golden. Set aside. 
  1. To make the dressing: Whisk the sesame oil, canola oil, rice wine vinegar, mirin, and soy sauce in a bowl. Set aside. 
  1. Drain the noodles in a colander, transfer to a bowl, and stir through the wakame and three-quarters of the dressing. Divide the noodles between two bowls. Top each portion with tuna, sprinkle with the scallion and sesame seeds, and then drizzle with the rest of the dressing. Serve immediately. 

Nutritional information per serving:

NUTRITION INFORMATION  Nutritional value per serving 
Nutrient  Per serving 
Energy  3702kJ 
Fat  41.3g 
   of which saturates  5.2g 
Carbohydrate  74.7g 
  of which sugars  5.7g 
Fibre  9.7g 
Protein  46.5g 
Salt  3.3g 
  5-A-DAY PORTIONS  One serving of this recipe counts as 0 of your 5-A-DAY target of fruit and vegetable portions.   

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