Seared Tuna

8 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 301; Protein 33.3g; Carbohydrates 0.7g; Fat 17.8g; Cholesterol 71.4mg; Sodium 1033.6mg
It will take less than 8 minutes to make these seared tuna steaks. They're flavorful. They have a crispy exterior and are cooked just right on the inside.
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  • 2 Yellowfin tuna steaks, about 5 lbs. each and 1.5" thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and lime wedges for serving


  • Grind or crush the peppercorns in a spice blender.

  • Season tuna steaks with a pinch of salt and some of the cayenne, honey, soy sauce, and olive oil.

  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

  • Place the tuna steaks in the pan, turning it halfway and reducing heat to medium when the first side is browned for about 3 minutes.

  • Drizzle the peppercorns over the tuna and shake the pan so that the beads fall uniformly over the fish.

  • Add the butter to the pan and tilt the pan away from you to keep the pepper beads from becoming too hot.

  • Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for 2 minutes.

  • Serving Suggestions: Sprinkle the sesame seeds and green onions over the tuna and serve with lime wedges.

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