Pan-seared Albacore tuna

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 8 min

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb Albacore tuna loin
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • For the rub/crust:
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • A heavy-bottomed pan big enough to cook your whole loin


  1. Pat your loin dry so that your crust will adhere.
  2. Rub with a bit of olive oil then season with sea salt, then roll in your crust rub.
  3. Heat your pan for 4 minutes, then add oil.
  4. When it shimmers, lay your loin on the pain for 30 seconds per side – all three sides. Your crust will get dark and crispy, this is good.
  5. Turn and repeat so the outside is uniformly cooked.
  6. Remove and slice crosswise into 1/3″ slices with a very sharp (serrated works well) knife.
  7. Serve on/with rice, potatoes, salad or roasted veggies.


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