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Blackened Ahi Tuna

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Make it a Meal

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Wine Pairings

Make sure you buy the freshest possible sashimi grade tuna, and serve it rare or medium rare for the best flavor. Sear the fish in a cast-iron skillet, so that it is cooked on the outside, but still pink on the inside.

Preparation facts

Yield: 4 servings


4 7-ounce (200g) center cut ahi tuna filets

1/2 oz (15g) each, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)

1/4 oz (15g) each, black pepper, white pepper

1/8 oz (8g) each, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano

3 Tbs (45g) wasabi

3 fluid ounces (90mL) water

1/2 tsp (0.5g) fresh ginger root

1/2 tsp (1g) fresh garlic

1/4 cup (60mL) white wine vinegar

1 dash fresh lime juice

3/4 cup (180mL) salad oil


Preheat cast iron skillet. Rub filets with Cajun Blackening Spice. Sear both sides (no butter or oil needed) until rare or medium/rare.

Paint plate with Wasabi Vinegar. Cut filet into 2 triangular pieces; overlap. Top with pickled ginger rose. Serve with rice of your choice.

To make Cajun Blackening Spice:

Combine salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, black, white and cayenne pepper, thyme and oregano. Mix well.

To make Wasabi Vinaigrette:

Combine wasabi with water and put in blender. Add grated ginger, garlic, white wine vinegar and lime juice into the blender and drizzle in oil while on high speed. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Kevin McGuire, Executive Chef, Enchantment Resort

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 586
Calories from Fat 379 (65%)
% Daily Value*
66%Total Fat 43g
31%Saturated Fat 6.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 30.4g
31%Cholesterol 93mg
60%Sodium 1452mg
27%Potassium 935mg
2%Total Carbohydrate 6g
9%Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
89%Protein 45g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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