The Spicy Yellowfin Tuna as served at Oyster Creek Inn Restaurant & Boat Bar in Leeds Point, NJ, as seen on Food Network's Triple-D Nation: season 4.
Recipe courtesy of Oyster Creek Inn Restaurant and Boat Bar

Spicy Yellowfin Tuna with Cajun Beer Butter Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Dredge the tuna in the blackening seasoning (reserve 1 teaspoon blackening seasoning for the sauce). Heat the olive oil in a skillet on high heat for 1 minute. Add the tuna and sear for 45 seconds on each side for rare. (If you want the tuna cooked more, place in a hot oven.)
  2. For the Cajun beer butter sauce, in a sauté pan, mix the beer with the reserved blackening seasoning, hot sauce, shallots, red pepper flakes, shrimp and red onion and reduce over high heat by three-quarters, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and slowly fold the butter into the beer mixture, steadily moving the pan in a circular motion until the sauce thickens.
  3. Place 1/2 cup wild rice on each plate, then place the tuna on top. Top each portion with 5 shrimp, the red onions and some Cajun beer butter sauce.