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Blackened Tuna with Orange-Zested Salsa

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 1/3 cup salsa)
Letting the salsa mixture chill gives the ingredients time to blend, which enhances the flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced seeded tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated orange rind
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 2 teaspoons blackening seasoning
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 36.4 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 399 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl; toss gently. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  2. Sprinkle blackening seasoning on both sides of fish, pressing down firmly to allow seasoning to adhere to fish.

  3. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish is medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness.

  4. carbo rating: 3

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