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Shared by Peter Hoffman

Seared Spiced Tuna

Yield: 4Time: 25 min

Seared Spiced Tuna

Yield: 4Time: 25 min

Family Journey

Nuremberg, Germany and Tenafly, New Jersey
New York City

This recipe was shared by Peter Hoffman. Read more about his family in "Cool Down With Chef Peter Hoffman’s Summer Dinner Menu" and try his recipes for schav (cold sorrel soup), summer bean salad, and meurbeteig (summer fruit cake).


  • 2 - 1 pound ahi tuna steaks
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Olive oil
QuickMain CoursesMeat North America


  • Step 1

    Place the anise seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, and salt in a mortar pestle and crush until you have a coarse spice mixture.

  • Step 2

    Coat each side of the tuna steaks generously in the spice rub.

  • Step 3

    Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast iron pan over high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, add the tuna steaks and sear 2-3 minutes a side until the spices are toasty and brown.

  • Step 4

    Slice the tuna and serve immediately over a bed of potato salad with summer bean salad on the side.