Seared Yellowfin Tuna
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Fresh tuna is super awesome with this magical, creamy sauce.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 4
Tuna Steaks:
  • 4 1” thick fresh tuna steaks (Yellowfin, preferably)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tb. blackening spice (we use Paul Prudhomme's Redfish Magic)
  • 1 Tb. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 Tb. Pernod
  • ½ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 Tb. unsalted butter
For the Fish:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine blackening seasoning with flour.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of tuna steaks with sea salt.
  3. Dredge tuna steaks in seasoned flour; set aside.
  4. Heat a heavy iron skillet over very high heat (a hot grill works best).
  5. Pour olive oil into pan and place tuna steaks in pan.
For the Sauce:
  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, sauté shallot with olive oil until it begins to soften.
  2. Add cream and stir constantly, continuing to cook over medium/low heat to reduce the liquid by about ⅓ (it should be quite thick).
  3. Add Pernod and cilantro and simmer another minute or so.
  4. Stir in butter; remove from heat.
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