BBQ Macadamia Tuna with Pawpaw Salsa

    55 minutes

    I recently read about the health benefits of macadamia nuts so I thought I’d share one of my favourite recipes that combines them with barbecued tuna. It's a great healthy summer recipe!

    10 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups diced pawpaw
    • 1/2 red onion, diced
    • 1 red capsicum, diced
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli paste, or to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 4 (170g) tuna steaks
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped macadamia nuts

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Combine the pawpaw, onion and red capsicum in a bowl. Add the coriander, lime juice, garlic and chilli paste. Toss to combine, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
    2. Preheat a barbecue for high heat and lightly oil grate.
    3. Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl until smooth. Dip the tuna steaks in the egg and allow excess egg to run off. Press into the macadamia nuts.
    4. Cook the tuna steaks on the preheated barbecue to your desired degree of doneness. Serve with the pawpaw salsa.

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    thought it was easy to make and tasted great - the salsa was really good - makes the meal  -  21 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My boyfriend and I were very surprised by how good this dish was. We didn't have macadamia nuts so I used finely chopped pecans. We didn't have hot chile paste so I used 1/2 chopped Jalapeno. It was delish! We will do this recipe again, no doubt!  -  14 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great recipe! We made it in a pan because it was raining, but it still tasted great. We had roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary as a side. This was my first time to try tuna (I am not a big fish eater) and it was great. I will definitely try it again and hopefully next time it's not raining so we can grill it.  -  01 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)