Seared Tuna with Lime Pepper Recipe


Seared Tuna with Lime Pepper is absolutely wonderful!  The tuna steaks are excellent and so easy to make.  Great to serve at your next dinner party.

Recipe adapted from a recipe created by Simply Seafood.


Seared Tuna with Lime Pepper

Seared Tuna with Lime Pepper Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seared Tuna with Lime Pepper Recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
  1. Rinse the tuna steaks and pat dry with paper towels; set aside. 

  2. Grate the zest from the lime (you should have about 1 1/2 teaspoons),  Then squeeze out the lime juice and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, combine lime zest, thyme, pepper and salt; stir to mix.  Lightly rub both sides of the tuna steaks with olive oil.  Rub the seasoning mix on the tuna steaks; coating them well.

  4. Using a heavy bottomed saute pan or a cast-iron pan, warm the 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 the tuna or the meat will become dry and lose its flavor.  

  5. Pour the lime juice over the tuna steaks right after you take them from the stove, then serve.

  6. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Notes

*  If desired, you can substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest and 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of the lime.



Dinner    Limes    Pan-Seared Tuna Recipes   

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