Sea Chicken (Tuna) Spread

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Canned tuna is more commonly called “sea chicken” on island. This recipe is almost like a smooth tuna pate. It can be used as a dip or spread. It even makes a great snack or light entrée when used as a topping over rice. NOTE: On Okinawa, dill pickles are still limited to very few grocery stores. I found that the juice is a good substitute if a smooth final consistency is desired.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can tuna (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon white onion (finely diced)
  • 12 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 14 cup japanese mayonnaise (or regular mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice added)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until a smooth but firm consistency.


Most Helpful

Delicious tuna spread! I didn't have any white onion so I had to use onion flakes and garlic powder instead of the paste. I loved the taste the pickle juice gives the dish. We ate this for lunch with crackers while watching some football on Sunday. Made for PAC Fall 2012.

nemokitty October 21, 2012

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