Blackened Tuna

Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound tuna steaks 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 10 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • Generously coat tuna steaks with Cajun seasoning.
  • Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over high heat.
  • When the oil is nearly smoking, place steaks in the pan; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until blackened.
  • Turn and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or to the desired level of doneness.
  • Arrange spinach on dinner plates and top with tuna; sprinkle with lemon juice.


NUTRITION per serving: 204 Calories; 7g Fat; 29g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 44mg Cholesterol; 426mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 5 LC
SERVING SUGGESTION: Sliced English cucumber drizzled with a little olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkled with chopped parsley.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add wild rice pilaf. KOSHER: No changes necessary.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure Cajun seasoning is gluten-free.
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