Grilled Pacific Albacore with Mint Vinaigrette
Albacore are a small and highly migratory tuna.
The albacore that are troll-caught in the North
Pacific (USA, Hawaii, and Canada) are a green
“Best Choice” seafood product. Troll fishing has
little bycatch and the fishery is well-managed.
Troll-caught fish are typically younger and have
lower mercury levels than older, longline-caught
albacore. Troll-caught albacore from most other
oceans are ranked a “Good Alternative” product.
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with mint vinaigrette
4 6oz albacore steaks
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, blanched and
cut into julienne strips
6 roma tomatoes, seeded &
Pinch of salt and fresh
2 shallots, sliced
3 tbsp chopped fresh
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp minced parsley
Marinate albacore in 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp mint and
black pepper for 2-3 hours in the refridgerator. Mix the
remaining ingredients in a glass bowl, taste and correct
seasoning. Over medium-hot barbeque, cook to
preference, basting with remaining sauce.
Recipe courtesy of Central Coast Seafood and Ian McPhee’s Grill