Cajun Blackened Tuna


Makes 4 servings


2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 fresh 1-inch thick tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 lemon wedges


  1. Prepare grill or heat a ridged grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush butter over both sides of tuna. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well and sprinkle over both sides of tuna.
  2. Place tuna on grid over medium-hot coals or in preheated grill pan. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare tuna (do not overcook or tuna will become dry and tough). Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 steak plus 1 lemon wedge
Calories 305
Calories from Fat 44 %
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 40 g
Sodium 490 mg

Dietary Exchange

Meat 5.5

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