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Herb Broiled Albacore Tuna


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

  1. 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.
  2. Place albacore on greased broiler pan. Baste with marinade. Broil 4-5 inches from source of heat for 3 minutes. Turn and baste.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices.



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