Ahi Tuna Spice Rub

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Use this spice to coat ahi tuna or even jumbo shrimp. It has a slight kick, but finishes sweet.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cup


  • 3 tablespoons Chinese five-spice powder

  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Sichuan pepper powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground anise seed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Mix Chinese five-spice powder, sesame seeds, sugar, white pepper, salt, ground ginger, garlic powder, Sichuan pepper powder, ground anise, black pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a jar; seal and shake to mix.

Cook's Note:

Lightly coat shrimp or ahi tuna with sesame oil before rolling in the spice rub. Make sure to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

31 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.