Pan-Seared Blackened Tuna Steaks

Tuna steaks can be cooked on the grill, in a hot skillet, or in the oven for a meal that's ready in minutes!


You can use about 2 1/2 teaspoons of store-bought blackening seasoning or mix your own. Get out a small bowl and mix together: 1 tsp of paprika, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp of oregano, 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds, 1/8 tsp of ground cloves. Heat a skillet or grill pan to medium-high heat. Heat the pan for at least 5 minutes before you sear the tuna steaks. The skillet or grill pan should begin to smoke. Brush 4 tuna steaks with melted butter and coat them with the spice rub. Turn them over and brush the other side as well. Then, sprinkle the blackening seasoning over both sides of the steaks. To help the blackening seasoning stick, gently press the spices into the steaks. Place the tuna steaks in the skillet so they're not touching each other. The steaks should sizzle immediately as they touch the hot pan. Leave them for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and then carefully flip them over. Cook the steaks for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove the tuna steaks and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.




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