Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ingredients: For the Blackening Seasoning:
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For the Mango Avocado Salsa:
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced into rounds
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ripe ataulfo (champagne) mango, cut into small chunks
- 1 ripe haas avocado, cut into small chunks
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks:
- 2 yellowfin tuna steaks (6-8 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
- Cooking spray
- To make the seasoning mix, whisk all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. The mix should keep well for at least three months.
- To make the mango avocado salsa, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust the seasonings if desired.
- To make the grilled blackened tuna steaks, heat a grill over high heat (or a grill pan on the stove over medium-high).
- Coat the tuna steaks with the blackening seasoning on all sides, then spray the top and bottom with cooking spray.
- Add the tuna steaks to the hot grill and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until black grill marks have formed but the inside is still rare. Serve hot topped with mango avocado salsa.
- Try using smoked paprika instead of regular paprika (or one tablespoon of each) in the blackening seasoning for a smokier, spicier flavor.
- Using one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in the seasoning will lead to a medium spice level for the finished dish, so feel free to adjust the amount to suit your preferences.
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We thank the Whole Fully for the recipe. Link- https://wholefully.com/grilled-blackened-tuna-steaks/