Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Avocado Salsa

Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Avocado Salsa - Plated

This recipe was originally published in March 2011. It was retested with reader feedback, rephotographed, rewritten, and republished for your enjoyment in April 2018.

One of my absolute favorite fish varieties to cook and eat is yellowfin tuna. Unfortunately, it is one of the more expensive fish types on the market, so we only eat it when it is on super sale.

This week the grocery gods were smiling and we snagged two tuna steaks for a (relatively) low price. My favorite way to eat tuna? Blackened on the grill!

Grilled Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Avocado Salsa - Raw Tuna and Ingredients

Blackening seasoning can be used any number of ways, but typically it is put in a thick layer on a piece of meat and then that meat is seared (in a boatload of oil usually) to make a spicy and flavorful crust.

We choose to cook our tuna steaks on the grill. To achieve the same crust as searing in a pan, simply spray the seasoned steak with cooking spray before placing on the grill grates. Is it the exact same? Of course not, but it’s equally delicious and flavorful! Read the post »