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Five-Spice Tuna Recipe

Five-Spice Tuna Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 230 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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Zafira Fauxhall User ID: 4054064 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 User ID: 2493786 158986
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2009

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

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