Spicy Thai Tuna Kabobs

Prep Time15 min
cook Time 5 min
Time to Table20 min

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.


2 cans (85 g each) Clover Leaf Skipjack Flaked Light Tuna - Spicy Thai Chili
1 cup (250 mL) Fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
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


  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.


  • 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


per serving
% Daily
Fat10 g15%
Saturated Fat2 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans10%
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium420 mg18%
Carbohydrate17 g6%
Fibre2 g8%
Sugar9 g
Protein13 g
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C4%

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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