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Spicy Peppered Tuna Steaks
  • One of our favorites! Easy to grill or sauté.


  • 4 – 8oz. fresh tuna steaks
  • 4– tablespoons mixed peppercorns, crushed
  • Optional: 4 tablespoons finely diced fresh cilantro instead of peppercorns
  • 2- tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (Mango Papaya salsa, available at Dirks)

  • Leave tuna out at room temperature for at least 1/2 hour to take the refrigerator chill off the fish. This will insure your fish cooking more evenly and still giving you a rare pink center.
  • Brush with olive oil then roll the tuna in the crushed peppers (or cilantro).
  • On a hot grill, cook on each side about 2 to 3 minutes.The same time cooking appplies to a pan on the stovetop.
  • Remember you can eat it raw! Tuna cooked less is better than tuna cooked more!
  • Serve with our cool mango papaya salsa on the side.
  • This recipes serves 4 people.
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