This is delicious and light meal perfect for summer. It's spicy, fresh, and done quickly! Serve with wild or basmati rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
26 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 steaks
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cantaloupe, chile pepper, basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, salt, and sugar in a bowl.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Cook tuna in oil for 3 minutes per side. Spoon cantaloupe mixture over each steak to serve.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 35.3g 71% DV; carbohydrates 20.8g 7% DV; fat 28.8g 44% DV; cholesterol 63.8mg 21% DV; sodium 89.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
Very simple dish & fresh tasty I changed the fresh basil with fresh coriander leave and taste even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2013
The salsa was tasty as was the fish. The problem: the salsa got lost on the meaty fish. I would totally make this again but with a more delicate fish like Tilapia. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
Very simple dish & fresh tasty I changed the fresh basil with fresh coriander leave and taste even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2007
Interesting combination but it was very good and healthy too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2008
I made this last night for my self and it was pretty darn good. Thanks for posting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2011
This was amazing. I pan seared the tuna and it was just like I would love to have at a restaurant. The EVOO wasn't really necessary in the salsa. The Cantaloupe was very ripe as it was and the EVOO added unnecessary liquid. I also used a basil herb blend rather than fresh basil so that may have added to the additional liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
simple and delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2010
We really enjoyed these tuna steaks! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2010
This was my first attempt at cooking tuna and my husband and I loved it. It is a great summer meal: quick light and satisfying. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2013
The salsa was tasty as was the fish. The problem: the salsa got lost on the meaty fish. I would totally make this again but with a more delicate fish like Tilapia. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2013
I have made this recipe minus the basil but with ripe mango instead of cantalope for many years since I grew up in the Caribbean. The taste of mango is stronger and tends to not get lost with the fish. I also use Key limes. It is one of my favorite combinations. Read More
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