TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 pound tuna steaks, cut into 16 cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 16 pickled ginger slices
  • 1 bunch watercress, optional
  • 1/2 cup wasabi mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob with 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise (calculated without watercress): 100 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 7g protein .


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine soy sauce and vinegar; add the tuna. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain tuna and pat dry; discard marinade. Sprinkle tuna with sesame seeds and pepper. In a large skillet, brown tuna on all sides until medium rare or slightly pink in the center; remove from skillet.
  3. On each of 16 wooden appetizer skewers, thread one ginger slice and one tuna cube. Arrange on a serving platter lined with watercress if desired. Serve with wasabi mayonnaise. Yield: 16 kabobs.
Originally published as Ginger-Tuna Kabobs in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p21

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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meinerezepte 166279
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I doubled the recipe the first time I made it as an appetizer and it got rave reviews and requests for the recipe."

60172 160693
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"Best tuna I've ever made. Used Albacore from Costco, but will try Ahi next time."

williamsegraves 113858
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"These were absolutely fantastic! We made a special ginger teriyaki mayo by mixing a ginger teriyaki marinating sauce with regular mayo. The flavors in this recipe are absolutely divine and we WILL ba making this again!"

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