Macadamia Nut Encrusted Tuna

I was fortunate enough to make this after my family came back from a day of fishing. Nothing beats cooking with fresh seafood, especially when it’s only a few hours old. For a house that seems to always have tuna, this was a nice change from just marinating and grilling.

  • 2 pounds sushi-grade tuna (approximately 4-6 small steaks)
  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine nuts, garlic and pepper in a food processer – chop until finely sized. Transfer mixture to a shallow bowl or plate. Rub each piece of tuna in light coating of olive oil. Press all sides of the tuna into the nut mixture until coated.  

Then, in an oven-safe sauté pan on medium-high heat, sear the tuna for 2 minutes per side. (If your pan is large enough, you should be able to brown all the pieces at once without overcrowding the pan). Then transfer your tuna (while still in the pan) into the preheated oven to finish cooking - for approximately 5 minutes.


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