Cajun Blackened Tuna

Cajun Blackened Tuna

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"It is a good recipe. The kids and I inhaled it. I will definitely grill the steaks next time. As I don't own a cast iron skillet yet, the tuna stuck to my teflon and the oven seems to dry out the fish (and I like mine cooked). The grill I hope will keep it moist and yet not rare. A bit much on the seasoning for my taste, it overwhelmed the natural taste of the fish, but this is an easy fix. I served it with butter and herb noodles, and sweet buttery baked carrots (to off set the spice), with biscuits. Rice would great side to this meal. "

- GrEEnEyedGoldiE


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1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper; (optional)
2 tablespoon unsalted butter; softened
4 2/3" thick tuna steaks; (8 oz ea)

Original recipe makes 4



Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, pepper, and cayenne pepper on a plate. Rub butter over tuna steaks. Press tuna steaks into spice mixture; gently rub spices onto fish.

Heat a large heavy ovenproof skillet (cast-iron works great) over high heat for 2 minutes or until skillet smokes. Cook tuna steaks 1 minute on each side. They will make some smoke, this is normal. Transfer skillet to oven and roast fish 5 minutes for medium-rare doneness.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Carbohydrates: 2 grams

Net Carbs: 1 grams

Fiber: 1 grams

Protein: 53.5 grams

Fat: 9.5 grams

Calories: 321

Comments: If you dont have an ovenproof skillet, transfer seared fish to a baking sheet to finish cooking.

Formatted for MC6 06-02-2003 by Joe Comiskey - Mad's Recipe Emporium

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 57 Calories; 6g Fat (88.6% calories from fat); trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 535mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fat.


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ddahms 1 month ago

nonnilynn 1 year ago

Loved this! Made it in a Dutch Oven, a tad more cooking time but no mess! Cut the salt in half, a little more Cumin and used smoked Paprika. If you can't grill because it's the middle of winter this is the way to go!
Glenn2iron 1 year ago

Great recipe! Used hot paprika, not sweet (didn't have the sweet stuff in the house). Experimented once with added cayenne (1tb) and got too much smoke & fumes. I've made this four times now - excellent!
danielcerta 2 years ago

Great recipe. I added the Cheyenne pepper and it was a nice touch. My fiancé doesn't like seafood and she even loved it! Thanks!
bab311 2 years ago

Great simple recipe; but many flavors- just cut salt in half, and if you like the pink only do 3 minutes in the oven.
Kika57 3 years ago

I'm a novice at cooking fish so was looking for some inspiration for the bargain tuna I picked up. This recipe was so quick and simple and easy to change the coating to suit taste/ available spices. I had this with egg noodles cooked with soy sauce and really impressed the wife!
BennyBoiler 3 years ago

My wife and I loved this recipe, a touch too salty but it tasted great. Will make this again.
Fanappy 3 years ago

Good Lord these were amazing, and ridiculously easy! We had 2 1-inch tuna steaks, so I used 2/3 portions, which turned out to be the perfect amount. Didn't have oregano or garlic powder, so I used 1 1/3 tsp garlic salt instead of the garlic powder and salt. My wife and I devoured these things, and now she thinks I'm some master chef. Thank you so much!
DenJansen 3 years ago

Loved this as very quick and easy. Would use less salt next time though as too much for my taste.
matchj1 3 years ago

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