Grilled macadamia-crusted tuna

    50 min

    A fantastic summer dish, that's light, delicious and super-healthy. Tuna steaks are coated in a macadamia crust, grilled on the barbecue and served with a papaya salsa.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 275g diced papaya
    • 1/2 red onion, diced
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot chilli paste or to taste
    • 4 (175g) steaks tuna
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 eggs
    • 65g chopped macadamia nuts

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Combine the papaya, onion and red pepper in a bowl. Add the coriander, lime juice, garlic and hot chilli paste. Toss to combine, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    3. Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl until smooth. Dip the tuna steaks in the egg and shake off the excess, then press into the macadamia nuts.
    4. Cook the tuna steaks on the preheated barbecue to your desired degree of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium. Serve with the papaya salsa.

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    thought it was easy to make and tasted great - the salsa was really good - makes the meal  -  21 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My boyfriend and I were very surprised by how good this dish was. We didn't have macadamia nuts so I used finely chopped pecans. We didn't have hot chile paste so I used 1/2 chopped Jalapeno. It was delish! We will do this recipe again, no doubt!  -  14 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great recipe! We made it in a pan because it was raining, but it still tasted great. We had roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary as a side. This was my first time to try tuna (I am not a big fish eater) and it was great. I will definitely try it again and hopefully next time it's not raining so we can grill it.  -  01 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)