How to prepare Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Avocado Salsa?

Tuna Steaks | Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Avocado Salsa


Preparation Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Serving: 2

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


  1. 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.
  2. To make the mango avocado salsa, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust the seasonings if desired.
  3. To make the grilled blackened tuna steaks, heat a grill over high heat (or a grill pan on the stove over medium-high).
  4. Coat the tuna steaks with the blackening seasoning on all sides, then spray the top and bottom with cooking spray.
  5. 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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