Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blackened Tuna Steaks

Want to make a delicious dinner that is super easy?  Well, here is a simple recipe that you will love...  Enjoy.

Blackened Tuna Steaks

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tuna steaks

1 Jar of Mango Salsa (or make your own)

Rub for tuna
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper (we only used 1 1/2 tsp and it was quite spicy)
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tsp salt
1 Tsp pepper
1 Tsp thyme
1 Tsp basil
1 Tsp oregano
1 Tbsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp olive oil

1.  Whisk together the marinade ingredients.  Rub the tuna steaks with the mixture.  Marinate for 3 hours.
2.  Stir together the rub ingredients.  Remove tuna from fridge; gently rinse with water, then dip each side of each steak in the spice mixture to coat.
3.  Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Gently lay the tuna in the hot oil.  Cook for 3 minutes on one side; remove to plate.  Pour the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil in the pan, heat till oil is hot.  Lay the tuna uncooked side down into the skillet and cook another 3 minutes; remove from heat immediately.  Do not overcook.
4.  Spoon about 1/2 cup mango salsa onto each of 4 plates.  Lay the tuna steak on top of salsa.  Serve immediately.

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