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Tuna Poke

Reader Shirley Bellman, of Northridge, California, gave us this recipe for the classic Hawaiian appetizer of cubed raw ahi tuna. It's easy to throw together at the last minute.

Sunset AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1/3 cup)
  • Total:20 Minutes


  • 1 pound raw ahi tuna, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili oil
  • 2 tablespoons ponzu sauce*
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Serve with rice crackers.

*Find ponzu in the Asian-foods aisle.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 139
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 288mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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