Pan Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna. Fresh fish, seasoned to Cajun perfection and seared for a quick and healthy dinner.
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Pan Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna

This seared blackened ahi tuna is made with a blackened seasoning mix of paprika, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, black pepper, oregano, fennel seeds, clove.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: blackened ahi, blackened seafood, pan seared ahi
Servings: 4
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1 lb fresh ahi tuna
  • 2 1/2 tsp Blackened Spice Rub (See below recipe)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Blackened Seafood Spice Rub:

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove


  • Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels. Slice into 1/2 inch steaks.
  • In a small bowl mix together the spices and set aside.
  • Place a frying pan or cast iron skillet over high heat until it starts to smoke. Keep kitchen area well ventilated.
  • Toss the ahi tuna in melted butter and then coat with spice mixture on both sides. Press spice mixture to adhere. Immediately sear on high heat each side for 10 seconds for pink in the middle, or for no more then 30 seconds per side to cook through well. Serve immediately.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.7g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12.2g | Cholesterol: 74.7mg | Sodium: 53.3mg | Sugar: 0.1g