Recipe courtesy of Graham Kerr

Tuna Kebabs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 teaspoon light olive oil with a dash of toasted sesame oil

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot

6 tablespoons de-alcoholized white wine, divided

2 tablespoons low sodium tamari sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon Shanghai Coastline Ethmix (see note)

2 tablespoons unsalted creamy peanut butter, oil poured off


1 pound fresh tuna cut into 20 (1-inch) pieces

1 (8 1/2 ounce) can whole artichoke hearts (8 hearts), drained and cut into halves

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish


3 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley


  1. Set 4 bamboo skewers to soak in warm water. Preheat the broiler or compression grill for 10 minutes.
  2. For the sauce: Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat and fry the garlic and ginger for 2 minutes to release flavorful oils. Add 1/4 cup of the wine, tamari, brown sugar, and Shanghai Spice Mix. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. For the tuna kebabs: String 5 tuna pieces and 4 artichoke halves alternately on each bamboo skewer, starting and ending with tuna. Brush the kebabs with the sauce. Broil the kebabs for 3 minutes on each side or until the tuna is white throughout.
  4. Add the remaining wine to the rest of the sauce to thin it to a pouring consistency.
  5. Serve kebabs garnished with chopped cilantro or parsley on top.
  6. Note: To make Shanghai Ethmix:
  7. 7 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes 2 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger 2 3/4 teaspoons ground anise
  8. Grind to a fine powder.