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Spicy Rub for Seared Tuna Steaks Recipe
  • READY IN 11 mins

Spicy Rub for Seared Tuna Steaks

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"Fragrant, easy-to-make rub for fresh tuna steaks. Bold flavors."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    11 mins


  1. Whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, coriander, black pepper, ginger, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl; rub tuna steaks with spice mixture.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear tuna in the hot oil until browned but still pink in the center, about 3 minutes on each side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 30, 2012

WOW!!!! That's some good tuna!!! Easy, quick and good!!! I didn't have any lemon zest so I just added a TBSP of lemon juice instead. Still incredible!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 14, 2013

A friend of mine gave me some tuna. I tried the rub and I was not a fan of the cinnamon in it. I made a salad and chopped up the tuna using a squeeze of lime on it. I am sorry ABoston this was not for me.

Jun 20, 2012

Excellent. I would however decrease the salt to a half teaspoon.

Jun 14, 2014

Really good but cut the cooking time to about 20 seconds per side if you like it rare.

Jul 28, 2014

Nice recipe! I just made a couple changes--I like my tuna rare, so I decreased cooking time to less than a minute per side, and also added a bit of cayenne pepper to the marinade/rub. Really good!

Apr 17, 2014

This recipe was great. Only changes were I just added a generous shake of cinnamon and added generous spoon of sesame seeds. Delicious!

Apr 09, 2014

I liked this. However next time I will certainly use less cinnamon, and would add soy sauce. Otherwise it was very good! Cant wait to try again

Feb 03, 2014

I didn't have any lemon or coriander on hand and did modify from olive oil to horseradish sauce. It was fantastic! The cinammon added just a perfect amount of sweetness to counteract the spicy.


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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