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Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings

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Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings - Little morsels with a spicy filling

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Health Score:
83 / 100
45 min.

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Nutritional values

This light appetizer provides plenty of protein and vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones. Additionally, it promotes calcium absorption in the intestines and increases the storage of calcium in the bones.

These tuna dumplings are ideal for dinner. One portion provides plenty of protein and hardly any carbohydrates or fat!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie102 cal.(5 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates5 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D2.4 μg(12 %)
Vitamin E0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin K2.3 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin5.9 mg(49 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate10 μg(3 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.2 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.9 μg(63 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium170 mg(4 %)
Calcium20 mg(2 %)
Magnesium20 mg(7 %)
Iron0.8 mg(5 %)
Iodine22 μg(11 %)
Zinc0.5 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids1 g
Uric acid82 mg
Cholesterol25 mg
Complete sugar1 g
Development of this recipe:


12 ozs Tuna
1 pc fresh ginger
1 small garlic clove
1 small chili pepper
½ Lime
2 tsps Sesame seeds
2 Tbsps soy sauce
16 Wonton wrapper
1 tsp Canola oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Tunagingersoy sauceSesame seedsgarlic cloveLime

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot (with lid), 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Brush, 1 Small bowl, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Paper towel, 1 bamboo Steamer basket, 1 Fork

Preparation steps

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 1

Rinse tuna, pat dry, cut into very small cubes and place in a bowl.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 2

Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 3

Halve the chile pepper, remove the seeds, rinse thoroughly and finely chop. Cut the lime in half and squeeze. Add ginger, garlic, chile pepper and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds to the tuna and mix to create the wonton filling. Season with soy sauce and 1 teaspoon lime juice.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 4

Separate the wonton sheets, place on the work surface and brush the edges with water.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 5

Spread filling in the centers of the sheets. Fold sheets diagonally into triangles while pressing the edges down firmly.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 6

Bring a pan of water to a boil. Separate filled dumplings into 2 portions and place half in a lightly oiled bamboo steamer basket. Carefully set basket in the pan, cover and steam over boiling water for 8 minutes. Remove dumplings and allow to cool. Repeat with remaining dumplings.

Ahi Tuna Ginger Dumplings preparation step 7

Stir remaining soy sauce and sesame seeds together and serve as a dip with the dumplings. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds to taste and garnish with basil, if desired.


This is a very innovative idea for an Asian dish. To include ginger and dumplings alongside with tuna (non-Asian staple food), this seems like it will be a tasty dish that's healthy too! Way to go Eatsmarter :)