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Pan seared blackened ahi tuna steaks

Blackened Ahi Tuna

These pan seared blackened ahi tuna steaks are the ultimate weeknight dinner. They're seasoned with blackened seasoning then cooked in minutes for an easy meal the entire family will love. Serve these tuna steaks over rice, veggies, salad or anything you'd like.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 310kcal



  • First, start by squeezing lime or lemon juice over your tuna steaks. I like the flavor the lemon or lime juice adds to the tuna, but this step is optional.
  • Pat dry the tuna steaks with a paper towel.
  • Season the ahi tuna steaks with the blackened seasoning on both sides. You can cover them and refrigerate for 30 minutes if you’d like to give the tuna some time to absorb the spices but that’s optional.
  • In a pan over medium high heat, add olive oil. Once the olive oil is hot, place the tuna steaks in the pan and sear them for 1 minute on each side or until you’ve reached your desired doneness.
  • Finally, remove the tuna from the pan and cut the steaks into 1/4 inch slices. Serve with salad, rice, veggies or anything you’d like.


  • If you’re not a big fan of blackened seasoning, try your own blend of whatever spices you like and cook according to the instructions in this recipe.
  • Tuna steaks are usually served pink and rare in the middle. Cook the tuna for 2-3 minutes on each side or until completely cooked through if you prefer well done tuna steaks.
  • Make sure the tuna is completely defrosted, otherwise you’ll have to cook the steaks longer than the recommended time in this recipe.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1665mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3719IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg