Tuna -Easy Blackened Tuna Recipe

Benefits of Fish

If you like blackened fish, you will love this blackened tuna recipe with Cajun mustard. It is an easy recipe to cook and is ready in 20 minutes.

Fish is low-fat plus it is a good quality protein, filled with vitamins like riboflavin, which aids the body in the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates and Vitamin D. Fish is also rich in calcium and phosphorus and minerals, such as iron, zinc, potassium, iodine and magnesium, plus Omega-3 fatty acids

Blackened Tuna Bites Recipe with Cajun Mustard

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Blackened Tuna Recipe with Cajun Mustard

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions:

Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over high heat.

Generously coat the tuna with Cajun seasoning.

When oil is nearly smoking, place steaks in pan.

Cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until blackened.

Turn steaks, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Cajun Mustard:


Ingredients to just mix together:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Blackened Fish

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How to Blacken Fish

Blackened Fish

There are many recipes for different recipe for blackened fish.  It is a unique taste and really easy to cook.  I would encourage you to try it if you haven't.  We use the burner on our outside grill sometimes to cook blackened meat as sometime there is smoke due to cooking the fish so fast on a high temperature.  It truly is delicious.

Grilled Tuna with Honey-Mustard Marinade

This is an easy tuna recipe that I thought I would add to the others.  You serve this grilled tuna with rice or crumble it on a tossed salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds tuna medallions or steaks

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons dijon honey mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or white vinegar

Directions:

About 1 to 2 hours before grilling, place tuna in a glass bowl.

Combine marinade ingredient. 

Pour over tuna and turn to make sure all pieces are well coated.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it's time to grill.

Spray a clean grill or grilling container with non-stick cooking spray.

Grill over hot coals for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until nicely charred on the outside and still a bit pink in the middle.

Yield:  3-4 servings


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VagabondE 6 years ago from Hitting the road again

Good recipe. I am going to try it.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great hub and great recipe, thanks for sharing your amazing talents, I will be glad when this contest is over I am always hungry reading everyone's hubs. Rate up


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Looks like a great, easy recipe! I love blackened dishes and especially fish!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

This looks so good and easy to re-create at home, love seafood and omega 3 is such a great health benefit.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Hhhhmmm, I love blackened fish! Never tried blackened tuna will have to print this one off to try. Thanks Pam for sharing such a great recipe! :)


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for great recipees.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Vagabond, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

Darlene, Thanks for your comments.

Stephhicks, Thank you for your comments.

Research Analyst, Fish is so healthy and I look for different ways to prepare it. Thanks for your comments.

Money Glitch, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for your comments.

Hello, Thank you for your comment.


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Stradafee 6 years ago from Buffalo, New York

Sounds like something I should make for my husband. :)


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rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Bob would probably love this - I had cajun blackened salmon once in Seattle on the street during a festival and thought I was-a-gonna-die - way too spicy for me but he and my sons love that stuff! Great recipe and we love tuna. We get frozen at Trader Joe's and grill it so this would be perfect (for him anyhow).....


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Stradafee, It's worth trying. Thanks for your comment.

rpalulis, Thanks for your comment.

akirchner, You can adjust your seasonings so they aren't so spicy. Thanks for your comment.


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Sounds very tasty! I had blackened chicken, but not tuna, will give it a try. Voted-up/rated!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Support Med, I've had other blackened fish and it is very good also. Thanks for your comment.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like it's a really easy and quick recipe. My favorite kind of recipe.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nancy, Thank you for your comments.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Oh Yea my daughter loves tuna and spicey foods, like Louisanna flavors... Great Tuna Easy Blackened Tuna Recipe :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Katiem, Hope you and your daughter enjoy the recipe. Thanks for your comments.


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Looking Goooooooooood!!!!! Yummmm.....


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

drpastorcarlotta, I think it tastes great. Thanks for the comment.


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Your words sound delicious enough to eat. Now I'm hungry. Can't wait to try this. I love tuna but have never made it fresh. Bookmarking and voting up!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Peg, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comments.

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