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Blackened Ahi Tuna

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Servings: 4
Kevin McGuire, Executive Chef, Enchantment Resort
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.


  • 4 7-ounce (200g) center cut ahi tuna filets
  • 1/2 oz salt
  • 1/2 oz garlic powder
  • 1/2 oz paprika
  • 1/2 oz onion powder
  • 1/4 oz each, black pepper, white pepper
  • 1/8 oz each, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano
  • 3 Tbs wasabi
  • 3 fluid ounces (90mL) water
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 dash fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 621
  Calories from Fat 382 (62%)
(67%)Total Fat 43g
(31%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
(31%)Cholesterol 93mg
(61%)Sodium 1456mg
(31%)Potassium 1090mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(92%)Protein 46g
* 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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