Recipe By Bethany Joyful
Published Dec 9th
Prep 5m Cook 12m Additional - Ready In 17m
Servings 2 servings Calories 300.7

This is an elegantly simple way to cook tuna that any restaurant would be jealous of!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (5 ounce) ahi tuna steaks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Season the tuna steaks with salt and cayenne pepper.
  2. 2 Melt the butter with the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the peppercorns in the mixture until they soften and pop, about 5 minutes. Gently place the seasoned tuna in the skillet and cook to desired doneness, 1 1/2 minutes per side for rare.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 300.7
  • Carbohydrate 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol 71.4 mg
  • Fat 17.8 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 33.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 1033.6 mg


  1. I am intimidated to make any kind of fish that isn't pre-prepared/marinated to pop into the oven, grill etc. Love eating it at restaurants...THIS was by far SO easy and incredibly delicious. I did follow others & cut back salt to 3/4 tsp. I added dried dill to the salt cayenne mixture b/c I love - Read more ...
  2. Nice simple recipe for a good piece of tuna. A few things though, first off I would advise to heat the skillet with oil and butter BEFORE seasoning the fish. If you put the salt on too early it will dry the fish out by drawing out the moisture. Second, I used only a pinch - Read more ...
  3. We thought it would have a little bit more flavor but was still good.
  4. Excellent!! Can't screw this one up. I'm a total beginner and this was my first time handling tuna steak. My BF and I absolutely loved it. Followed directions exactly except I just sprinkled a little bit less salt on them. Paired this with spinach steamed with minced garlic and I thought they went well together.
  5. This recipe was great! I didnt cook my Ahi nearly as long though. Typically seared means just that, if your pan is hot enough it should be just a quick cook on high heat to seal in the juices. I think I cooked it a total of 20-30 SECONDS per side. The out side had - Read more ...
  6. This was very easy and tasty, however the entire house filled with smoke and I literally had to open all the windows and have my husband take our baby outside. Now I'm no cook, but I thought this was odd because I followed the directions exactly as they were written. Next time I will cook - Read more ...
  7. YUM! Agree REDUCE THE SALT, You can always add more if you want. I didn't have any cayenne so I used a little chili powder and it was delish!
  8. Very easy and tasty on a bed of lettuce. I used a Teriyake marinade. Go very easy on additional salt as the marinade is plenty salty.
  9. Absolutely wonderful! And my husband raved about it as well. I did have to cook the peppercorns a bit longer as mentioned in another review, but it was worth it. I'll make it again for company.
  10. This is very good but there is too much salt in the recipe. I made this for 4 and the recipe called for 2 tsp kosher salt. I only used 1 tsp and it was still salty. But other than that, everyone loved it. Will definitely make again. Just with less salt. I also used - Read more ...
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