Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

AcadiaBoi 13

"This delicious and simple dish will make your dinner guests think you're a true gourmet chef! It works great with fresh or frozen fish."


3 h 55 m servings 458 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 42.1 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 1233 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and garlic in a bowl. Rub the tuna steaks with the mixture. Place the steaks in a sealable container and chill in refrigerator 3 hours.
  2. Combine the mango, bell pepper, Spanish onion, green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; stir. Add the lime juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and toss to combine. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
  3. Stir together the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl. Remove the tuna steaks from the refrigerator and gently rinse with water and then dip each side of each steak in the spice mixture to coat.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently lay the tuna steaks into the hot oil. Cook the tuna on one side for 3 minutes; remove to a plate. Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into the skillet and let it get hot. Lay the tuna with the uncooked side down into the skillet and cook another 3 minutes; remove from heat immediately.
  5. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mango salsa onto each of 4 plates. Lay the tuna steaks atop the salsa and serve immediately.
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A few tips for those of you struggling with the recipe: 1. While the directions were written for Tuna, it does work well with other fish but the cook time must be adjusted accordingly for the t...

WOW! I've been wanting to make Ahi tuna and came across this recipe. I can't believe how good this was! My husband said it was better than some of the ahi tuna we've had in restaurants! I did ma...

This is on the spicy side. It is excellent. We had a dinner party half of the group did not like spicy so when I made the rub I used only 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper and I had to double up on the ...

I have to preface my review by revealing that I didn't do this with tuna. Tuna is best served rare to medium-rare and I don't/can't do "raw," plain and simple. So I used tilapia, which is perfe...

Holy Moly. This is awesome!! I didn`t have all the ingrediants, but still made it work. I had no limes, subbed for Nakeds Mango drink. It worked out awesome! Had no mangoes, subbed those for ma...

Tasty, but WAY too spicy. I love, love, love spicy but I've made this 2x...the 2nd time I cut the paprika and pepper in 1/2...just insanely too hot.

My fiance requested that I make tuna steaks, and I was a little nervous about it because the steaks were so thick. It came out great, though! I mixed the marinade together, placed the tuna steak...

My family loves fresh tuna but we don't get it very often. This was a very tasty way to prepare fresh tuna. The salsa was zippy and went well with the tuna. The whole family really enjoyed this....

Excellent! Next time I would reduce the amount of all the spices as I had a lot left over and they are expensive to buy. I will also reduce the amount of onion in the salsa and use 1/3 of an oni...