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Spicy Thai Tuna Kabobs

Kabobs or Koftas are delicious hand-held appetizers on skewers, either grilled or broiled. Try these with the flavourful yogurt dips that tames the heat.

Serves 
Prep time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Time to Table
20 min

Ingredients

2 cans (85 g each)
Clover Leaf Skipjack Flaked Light Tuna - Spicy Thai Chili
1 cup (250 mL)
fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs
1
egg yolk, beaten
1/4 cup (50 mL)
chopped fresh mint leaves, divided
2 tbsp (30 mL)
chopped fresh coriander leaves
Yogurt Peanut Sauce:
1/3 cup (75 mL)
plain yogurt
2 tbsp (30 mL)
peanut butter
1 tbsp (15 mL)
mango chutney
1
green onion, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL)
finely grated lime zest
Raita Dip:
1/3 cup (75 mL)
plain yogurt
1 tbsp (15 mL)
finely chopped cucumber
1 tsp (4 mL)
chopped fresh mint
-
pinch of ground cumin
-
pinch of cayenne pepper
-
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat the broiler. Gently combine the tuna with the breadcrumbs, egg, mint and coriander. Form equal amounts of the tuna mixture around 8 well-soaked, short wooden skewers; squeeze gently to make firm ovals.
  2. Place the koftas on a greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Carefully wrap the exposed base of each skewer with a small strip of foil to protect against scorching. Broil kabobs on the middle rack for 5 minutes or until browned and set. (Use oven mitts/tongs to turn once halfway through.)
  3. Meanwhile, blend the yogurt with the peanut butter until smooth; stir in the mango chutney, green onion and lime zest.
  4. Or, if using Raita in this recipe, blend yogurt, mint, cumin and pepper in a bowl. Add cucumbers and stir till coated. Season Raita to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate till ready to serve with kabobs. (Can be prepared one day ahead. Keep refrigerated.)
  5. Serve with warm kabobs for dipping. Makes 4 servings.

Tip:

  • This recipe doubles easily and can be made ahead when entertaining. Refrigerate assembled kabobs on a baking tray for up to 1 day before broiling

Nutrition

Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories
210
Fat
10 g
15%
Saturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Saturated + Trans
10%
Cholesterol
75 mg
Sodium
420 mg
18%
Carbohydrate
17 g
6%
Fibre
2 g
8%
Sugar
9 g
Protein
13 g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
10%
Iron
35%

Claims Per Serving

- Low in Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat Free
- Source of Fibre
- Source of Protein
- Source of Calcium
- Excellent Source of Iron

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