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

Ingredients

  • 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) equals 100 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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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.

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

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

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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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