Rating: 4.83 stars
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, coriander, black pepper, ginger, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl; rub tuna steaks with spice mixture.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 33.4g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 64.1mg; sodium 634.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
This is my recipe, so of course I am gonna give it 5 stars! I tried to figure out a way to add a note to the recipe and was not successful, so I'll add the note this way and hope it reaches people. It seems that reviewers have mixed feelings about the cinnamon in this recipe. Some seem to really like it and add more, and others think that it detracts. So, if you're gonna make this recipe, maybe it would be wise to take into account your palate for cinnamon and adjust accordingly. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2013
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. Read More
(10)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
This is my recipe, so of course I am gonna give it 5 stars! I tried to figure out a way to add a note to the recipe and was not successful, so I'll add the note this way and hope it reaches people. It seems that reviewers have mixed feelings about the cinnamon in this recipe. Some seem to really like it and add more, and others think that it detracts. So, if you're gonna make this recipe, maybe it would be wise to take into account your palate for cinnamon and adjust accordingly. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2013
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. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2012
Excellent. I would however decrease the salt to a half teaspoon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
Really good but cut the cooking time to about 20 seconds per side if you like it rare. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2020
I have tried 3-4 of the best recipes here for seared Tuna, but WOW! Using mostly fresh ingredients, I put half of the marinade in the bottom of the pan and smeared the other half on top after only about a 40 minute rest period, max. Cooked it till I could see the color change a quarter of the way up and less than half that on the second side. (Never pay attention to how many minutes to sear a tuna as they are different thicknesses, different temperatures and contain different amounts of water in the meat.) oh my god, the thick marinated gave it the sweetest crust, I love this recipe and my husband said I rose to the challenge and outdid myself. We get competitive in our cooking! Like this morning, he made a frittata with feta, basil and durian jelly ( an indescribable pleasure we have here in Bali). Enjoy this delight to the taste buds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2016
This was great! I used the cumin cause I didn't have coriander and this was perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
Absolutely delicious! I made it as stated and the very slight hint of cinnamon made all the spices come together.It does NOT take long for the Tuna to cook! I paired it with the Spinach and cantaloupe salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2016
I didn't have any lemon zest so I used lemon infused olive oil, other than that I followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious! My husband really enjoyed it as well! We served it with a side salad. Would be delicious on a bed of arugula or with a salad and sweet potato on the side. Read More
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