Cajun tuna steaks with mango salsa

Cajun tuna steaks with mango salsa


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About this recipe: Dinner party guests will think you're a gourmet chef once they lay their eyes on this tuna dish! It's super simple, though, and sure to please everyone. The Cajun spices are those that are easily available; you might already have most of them in your cupboard. The heat is offset by the lovely sweetness of the mango salsa. Try this with salmon, if preferred.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 1 mango - peeled, stone removed and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 fresh green or jalapeno chilli, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Prep:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

  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, red pepper, onion, spring onion, coriander and green chilli 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 granules 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 frying pan 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 frying pan and let it get hot. Lay the tuna with the uncooked side down into the frying pan 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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