Coffee Rubbed Tuna Steak


2 (4-ounce) high-quality tuna steaks
Extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons finely ground coffee
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon chili powder



  1. Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the coffee, pepper, salt, cinnamon, and chili powder.
  3. Sprinkle the coffee mixture over both sides of the tuna steaks and let them rest, bringing them to room temperature, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Brush the tuna steaks with more olive oil. In a medium skillet, sear the tuna on both sides over high heat until a crust forms and the fish reaches your preferred doneness, 2 to 3 minutes per side for rare. Serve hot.




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