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Blackened Tuna

Blackened Tuna

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Denys

Denys

It may seem simple, but it's my favorite way to have tuna. Seared fish steaks are a Cajun tradition.

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  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 546 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Generously coat tuna with Cajun seasoning.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over high heat. When oil is nearly smoking, place steaks in pan. Cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until blackened. Turn steaks, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or to desired doneness.
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pharcyder
164

pharcyder

10/9/2003

I first had blackened tuna a few weeks ago at a buffet in a casino. I am not sure how this was my first time since I have lived in Louisiana for 24 years but it was. Well as soon as I got home I searched and found this recipe for blackened tuna. A few days later I had a friend over and we tried this recipe and what a success. It matched closely to the blackened tuna I had at the casino and possibly turned out better. This recipe is very simple and takes little time. The only thing you need to watch out for is buying a cajun/creole seasoning without salt. Because of the generous amount of seasoning you will put on the tuna, the salt content is extremely high if you choose a cajun seasoning with salt. Just a tip for people who need to watch their salt content.

RELATIONSHIPMAN
85

RELATIONSHIPMAN

7/30/2003

This was really simple, easy, and, most importatly, absolutely delicious! Warning though: open up your windows and turn off the smoke detectors when cooking this because it does get smokey.

JCHRONIST
68

JCHRONIST

5/26/2004

Great recipe. You can also make on the gas grill by using a black iron skillet. Heat the skillet on medium heat for 15 minutes. Half the butter/oil and pour a small amount in skillet. Season tuna steak and put in skillet. Smoke will be intense when you first put steaks in skillet. Pour rest of butter/oil on steaks then turn. Cook for same amount of time as original recipe calls for. Steaks will be nice and blackened. I also use this recipe for swordfish. Very delicious too.

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