Blackened Yellowfin Tuna Steak with Black Beans and Cilantro Salsa

Cilantro-Lime Salsa

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely minced
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1/3 cup chopped black olives

Black Beans

  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

Tuna Steaks

  • 2 yellowfin tuna steaks
  • 1/2 cup blackened seasoning

If you can’t find blackened seasoning in the store, you can make it yourself with a recipe similar to the following…

  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Mix salsa and refrigerate
  2. Mix black beans and simmer
  3. Dredge steaks liberally with blackened seasoning
  4. Cook in hot skillet 3-4 minutes per side
  5. Serve tuna on bed of hot black beans
  6. Serve with cilantro-lime salsa on top
  7. Garnish with blue corn tortilla chips and remaining cilantro

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