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Grilled Macadamia-Crusted Tuna with Papaya Salsa

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"I recently read about the health benefits of macadamia nuts so I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes that combines them with grilled tuna. It's a great healthy summer recipe!"
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50 m servings 522
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 tuna steaks)


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  1. Combine the papaya, onion, and red pepper in a bowl. Add the cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and hot chile paste. Toss to combine, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl until smooth. Dip the tuna steaks in the egg, and allow excess egg to run off. Press into the macadamia nuts.
  4. Cook the tuna steaks on the preheated grill to your desired degree of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium. Serve with the papaya salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 522 calories; 32.4 13.7 44.6 219 124 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

thought it was easy to make and tasted great - the salsa was really good - makes the meal

Most helpful critical review

Disappointed. Not a good grill dish.

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thought it was easy to make and tasted great - the salsa was really good - makes the meal

My boyfriend and I were very surprised by how good this dish was. We didn't have macadamia nuts so I used finely chopped pecans. We didn't have hot chile paste so I used 1/2 chopped Jalapeno. ...

This was a great recipe! We made it in a pan because it was raining, but it still tasted great. We had roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary as a side. This was my first time to try tuna (I am no...

Made this dish and it was wonderful! The nuttiness of the macadamia nuts was very interesting contrast to the Papaya salsa. I had never used Papaya for salsa before and it was very good. I ad...

Disappointed. Not a good grill dish.

Tuna Steaks were great! Try to flip the streaks on the grill as little as possible to keep the nuts from falling off. The salsa was really good too but isn't needed. The steaks are great by them...