Herb-Broiled Albacore Tuna
Simple, quick yet elegant, this recipe brings out the delicate flavor of Pacific troll-caught albacore. We suggest serving herb-broiled albacore with steamed new red potatoes and Brussels sprouts lightly sprinkled with olive oil, basil and just a hint of garlic. Serve with white wine and crusty French bread.
Serves 4 to 6
1½ pounds Vital Choice albacore loin medallions (4 six oz packages)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon dried basil
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon coarsely grated lemon peel
- Rinse albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. In small saucepan, melt butter with oil. Add basil, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
- Place albacore on greased broiler pan. Baste with marinade. Broil 4-5 inches from source of heat for 3 minutes. Turn and baste.
- Broil an additional 3 minutes, or until albacore is medium-rare, leaving a pink core in center. Transfer to serving platter and sprinkle with lemon peel.
- Serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices.