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Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce Recipe
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Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce Recipe

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There's a delicious balance between sweet and spicy in my tuna dish. An aromatic rub on the tuna combines with a drizzle of of a thin orange sauce to create a dynamic taste sensation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 234 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Combine the five-spice powder, salt and cayenne; sprinkle over tuna steaks. In a large skillet, cook tuna in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center; remove and keep warm.
  2. Combine the orange juice, onions, lemon juice, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger; pour into skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with tuna. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p30

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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