Moroccan Tuna Steaks

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Pan sear or grill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the tuna steaks and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, paprika, tumeric, anise, ginger, cinnamon, pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Lightly rub both sides of the tuna steaks with 1 tbsp olive oil. Rub the seasoning mix on both sides of tuna steaks; coating them well.
  3. Using a heavy bottomed saute pan or a cast-iron pan, warm the remaining olive oil. Increase the heat to high and place the tuna in the pan. Sear for 1 minute, then turn over carefully, reducing the heat to medium. Sear the other side for 1 more minute until medium rare. DO NOT OVERCOOK!
  4. Pour the melted butter over the tuna steaks and sprinkle with the coriander.
  5. (Also can do cook these on the grill -- just cook a few minutes on each side.).
  6. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Delicious! My grocer didn't have tuna so I substituted halibut, which I love anyway. We grilled ours! Thanks, *Parsley*! Made for the Unrulies Under the Influence, ZWT6.

mersaydees June 15, 2010

This is fantastic! We loved it and ate every bit of it. I will make it again. Next time I will try making it on the grill, though it was just perfect out of the pan. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT6 Challenge.

Pesto lover June 08, 2010

Pretty tasty. I had to cook my tuna steaks for quite a bit longer than specified. I served this with Tunisian Beet Salad #136158 and the overall effect was a bit too spicy, but absolutely delicious. I loved the flavors of this and the ease with which it came together!

ElleFirebrand August 09, 2009

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