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blackened Tuna Steak
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Blackened Tuna Steak

Blackened Tuna Steak is coated with a spicy dry rub, seared and briefly cooked in a skillet - resulting in a beautiful blackened tuna steak that is medium-rare on the inside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: blackened tuna steak, tuna steak
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 183kcal


  • 8 ounces two 4 ounce tuna steaks


  • 1 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp old bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground dried ginger
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


Make the Blackening Dry Rub

  • Mix together all of the blackening/rub ingredients. Note you will have rub left over for more steaks.
  • Coat each tuna steak with the dry rub
  • Preheat a skillet until it is hot. Add about a tsp of oil to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Put the steaks into the hot pan.
  • Cook the steak for 1 1/2 minutes on each side for a rare steak
    2 minutes on each side for a medium-rare steak and 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on each side for a medium to medium-well done steak.



Serve the Blackened Tuna Steak with tropical salsa.  


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4356IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg