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Locally Caught Fresh Albacore Tuna

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Apr 2nd, 2015

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Our current supply of Fresh Albacore Tuna is the Product of USA and is Wild Caught. Albacore this week is delivered FRESH and is locally caught in New Jersey. Albacore flesh is softer than other Tuna. it has a steak-like texture and has large moist flakes; medium oil content with more omega-3 than other tunas. Albacore has a pink to white flesh and is used in cooking and raw fish dishes. Albacore Tuna are known as the “white meat” tuna due to their lighter flesh coloration. It is the FRESH version of the “Chunk White” tuna sold in a can. Tunas have firm, thick fillets and make succulent meat substitutes. Cutlets and steaks can be cooked by grilling, barbecuing, baking, smoking, poaching or marinating. Grilled flavors such as eggplant, balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressings on a bed of bitter greens and aioli, roasted garlic, and Japanese wasabi, soy and pickled ginger. Alternatively, prepare a baked dinner of tuna, with an herbed crust to seal in the flavor and prevent it from drying out. Care must be taken to avoid over cooking.

Eat tuna for your health: Tuna is a excellent source of Omega 3 which helps in lowering blood cholesterol and maintaining a healthy circulatory system. Tuna is also a good source of vitamin B3 used for the nervous and digestive systems, the skin and the manufacture of hormones.

Nutritional amounts per serving average (6 oz):
– 261 calories
– 3.1 grams of fat
– 81 mf of sodium
– 51 grams of protein

 

Olive Oil Poached Albacore with Charred Tomato & Olive Relish

Ingredients (Prep Time – 10 Minutes, Cook Time – 15  Minutes) – Makes 4 Servings

4 6-8 ounce Albacore tuna steaks
2 cups 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

Directions

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 sauté 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.

 

Easy Grilled Tuna

Ingredients (Prep Time 5 Minutes, Cook Time 5 Minutes) – MAKES 4 SERVINGS

1 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs OLD BAY® Blackened Seasoning
1 lb tuna steaks

Directions

In small bowl, mix oil, lemon juice and OLD BAY.

Place tuna steaks in large resealable plastic bag and add marinade. Turn to coat well.
Marinate in fridge 20 minutes (longer for extra flavor).
Transfer fish to grill and discard leftover marinade.
Broil or grill over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes per side or until desired doneness.

(Tuna is more moist when its center is still rosy-pink after cooking.)

 

Black and White Encrusted Tuna with Kelchner’s Spicy Sriracha Sauce

Ingredients (Prep Time 15 Minutes, Cook Time 15 Minutes) – MAKES 4 SERVINGS 

1/4 cup sesame oil
1 Tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Ginger, Ground
1 1/4 lbs tuna steaks
3 Tbs McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed, Black
3 Tbs McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed
1 Tbs McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup Kelchner’s Spicy Sriracha Sauce

Directions

Mix sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger in small bowl. Place tuna in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish.
Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Mix sesame seeds, black pepper and salt on large plate. Remove tuna from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
Coat tuna steaks on both sides with sesame seed mixture, pressing firmly so the mixture adheres to the tuna.
Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat.
Add tuna; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
Slice tuna and serve with Kelchner’s Spicy Sriracha Sauce.

 

 

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