Hot spicy shredded tuna (tuna rabe rica)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
20 min


Number of serving: 4
500 gram fresh tuna fish meat (the original recipe used smoked Cakalang fish)

Grill the tuna meat until dry, then shredded

10 Kaffir lime leaves, take out the hard part, thinly sliced

2 cm ginger, bruised

2 cm galangal, bruised

5 stalks of lemongrass, take only the white part, bruised

5 pandan leaves, tie into a knot

2 teaspoon of lime juice

10 tablespoons vegetable oil

Grind the following spice ingredients into a paste:

20 finger-length red chili peppers, chopped

10 red bird’s eye chilies, chopped

20 shallots or 3 big size onions, chopped

salt to taste

1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)


  • Heat the oil on medium heat
    Stir fry the spice paste
    Add in the Kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, ginger, galangal, pandan leaves and stir fry until fragrant
    Add in the shredded tuna meat, stir and mix well with the spice
    Add in the lime juice, salt and sugar (if used)
    Continue to stir fry around 10 – 15 minutes until the tuna is really mix well with the spice
    Remove from heat
    Discard the pandan leaves, galangal, ginger and lemon grass

    Serve warm with rice


Hot Spicy Shredded Tuna (Tuna Rabe Rica), photo 1
Hot Spicy Shredded Tuna (Tuna Rabe Rica), photo 2
Hot Spicy Shredded Tuna (Tuna Rabe Rica), photo 3




I cooked this during graduation and my family and visitors liked it so much.Thanks for this recipe.

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Whewwwwwwww very tasty!!

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