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Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce

 Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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,

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Tuna with Citrus Ponzu Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.