Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

Photo by Patrie L.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil

  • 2

    tbsp lime juice

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 4

    tuna steaks

  • 1

    Fresh mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped

  • 1/4

    cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1/4

    Spanish onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    Scallion, finely chopped

  • 2

    tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1

    Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2

    tbsp lime juice

  • 1 1/2

    tsp olive oil

  • 2

    tbsp paprika

  • 1

    tbsp cayenne pepper

  • 1

    tbsp onion powder

  • 2

    tsp salt

  • 1

    tsp ground black pepper

  • 1

    tsp dried thyme

  • 1

    tsp dried basil

  • 1

    tsp dried oregano

  • 1

    tbsp garlic powder

  • 4

    tbsp olive oil

Directions

1.) Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and garlic in a bowl. Rub the tuna steaks with the mixture. Place the steaks in a sealable container and chill in refrigerator 3 hours. 2.) Combine the mango, bell pepper, Spanish onion, scallion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; stir. Add the lime juice and 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and toss to combine. chill in refrigerator 1 hour. 3.) Stir together the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, pepper, thyme, basil, oregano, and garlic powder in a bowl. Remove the tuna steaks from the refrigerator and gently rinse with water and then dip each side of each steak in the spice mixture to coat. 4.) Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over med heat. Gently lay the tuna steaks into the hot oil. Cook the tuna on one side for 3 minutes; remove to a plate. Pour the remaining 2 tsp olive oil into the skillet and let it get hot. Lay the tuna with the uncooked side down into the skillet and cook another 3 minutes; remove from heat immediately. 5.) Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mango salsa onto each of the 4 plates. Lay the tuna steaks atop the salsa and serve immediately.

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