Cajun Blackened Tuna

Cajun Blackened Tuna

16 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 94% would make again

Ready in 15 minutes

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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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Amazingly great
ddahms 1y 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 2y 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 3y 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 3y 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 4y 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 4y ago

My wife and I loved this recipe, a touch too salty but it tasted great. Will make this again.
Fanappy 4y 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 4y ago

Loved this as very quick and easy. Would use less salt next time though as too much for my taste.
matchj1 4y ago

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