Albacore Tuna Loin
Mar 20th, 2014
This Wild Caught Albacore Tuna Loin is moderate in flavor with a mild, rich taste. It’s firm and steak-y in texture and has more Omega 3’s than any other Tuna variety. This is great for the grill and comparable to other Tunas and Swordfish.
Below is a wonderful recipe that takes about 25 minutes to make and is full of fresh flavors and healthy choices.
Olive Oil Poached Albacore with Charred Tomato & Olive Relish
Four 6-8 oz Albacore Tuna steaks
2 cups of olive oil
4 each sprigs of fresh rosemary
4 each garlic cloves
2 each bay leaf
pinch of flaked red pepper
Tomato & Olive Relish
2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
1 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 each lemon, juice & zest
1/4 tsp flaked red pepper
salt & pepper
Slowly heat olive oil in a large, deep pan and add rosemary, garlic, bay leaf and red pepper flakes. Gently add tuna steaks in slow, simmering oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan, place on a flat plate or cutting board and allow to rest 8-10 minutes.
Heat a skillet or saute pan on high heat until very hot and add tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until charred on all sides. Add tomato to a mixing bowl and combine with olives, olive oil, lemon juice & zest, flaked red pepper and salt & pepper.
Plate tuna steaks and top with relish. Garnish with lemon slices.