Five-Spice Tuna Recipe
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Five-Spice Tuna Recipe

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In Allenstown, New Hampshire, Linda Murray adds Asian flair to tuna steaks with delightful results! For a bolder taste, marinate the tuna for 30 minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tuna steaks (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 230 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 40g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 0 fat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add tuna; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place tuna on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Five-Spice Tuna in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p59

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Zafira Fauxhall 209537
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"Didn't change any ingredients, but I grilled the tuna steaks instead of broiling them. I served the tuna steaks with the suggested Broccoli Salad and Barley Pilaf with Bacon. We enjoyed the combination of flavors very much."

eawinters 158986
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

"I made this with boneless pork loin chops and it is was fantastic."

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