Thursday, October 1, 2015

Blackend Tuna With Fresh Tomato Relish

Blackened Tuna

      I bought these great tuna steaks at my local market and really wanted to make a blackened fish dish and top it with  a fresh tomato and basil type of relish . Blackening seasoning is easy to make. It just takes a few almost equal part ingredients to make a delicious seasoning. If you do not have all these in your spice rack, you can simply buy a good one at your local store. I had some fresh cherry tomatoes, both orange and red, and of course still have plenty of fresh basil. Grill the fish on both sides, broil quickly, and then serve with the fresh sautéed tomato basil mixture and viola, a fantastic fish dish. Blackened Tuna.

  • 1-2 tuna steaks
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Diced basil
  • White wine
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/ Pepper
Blackening seasoning:

  • 2  tbs paprika
  • 2 tbs cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp seasoning salt
  • (Makes enough for this recipe with just a little left over)

1. Take your fresh tuna steaks and pat them dry.
2. Mix all blackening ingredients together. Sprinkle some blackening seasoning on both sides of the tuna steaks.
3. In a large sauté pan or on a grill brown the steaks on both sides for about 1 minute each side.
4. Remove and set steaks in broiler just to cook for about 3 minutes. (I like my tuna steaks rare).

5. In same sauté pan, toss in the tomatoes, chopped basil, garlic, and some white wine. Sauté until just warmed through.
6. Serve steaks with a spoon full of the tomato basil on top.


     This was a surprisingly fresh, healthy, and delicious seafood dish. I loved it. I gave some to my friend and they loved it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

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