My ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce is good with a variety of Vegetables and Mushrooms. As it is so easy to make, I often make a ‘Goma-ae’ dish when I need an extra dish for dinner. This Carrot & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’ is a great option as I always have the ingredients.


4 Servings


2 Carrots *Today I used 280g, cut into thin strips
1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 pinch Salt
1/4 teaspoon Dry Chilli Flakes
1 can (95g) Tuna *I used Tuna in Springwater

‘Goma-ae’ Sauce
2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

  1. Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds, OR use the trick ‘How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag’. Add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce.
  2. Heat Sesame Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, cook Carrots for a few minutes. Add 1 pinch Salt and Chilli Flakes, stir, and remove from the heat while they are still crunchy.
  3. *Note: You can blanch Carrot in slightly salted water instead of stir-frying. In that case, Sesame Oil and Chilli Flakes can be added to ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce.
  4. Combine Carrot, drained Tuna and ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce.