Blackened tuna


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About this recipe: Seared fish steaks are a Cajun tradition. This is such a simple yet delicious way to prepare tuna, and it's ready in minutes.


Serves: 6 

  • 6 fresh tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, such as Schwartz or Bart Spices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:13min 

  1. Generously coat tuna with Cajun seasoning.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a large frying pan 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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Something else. Great recipe. You can also make on the barbecue by using a cast iron pan. Heat the pan on medium heat for 15 minutes. Halve the butter/oil and pour a small amount in the pan. Season tuna steak and put in pan. Smoke will be intense when you first put steaks in. 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. - 15 Sep 2008


This recipe is very simple and takes little time. The only thing you need to watch out for is buying a cajun 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. - 15 Sep 2008


I mixed my own seasoning and this recipe was still easy. Cooked to perfection. - 14 Jan 2011

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