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Grilled Albacore Sandwich With Red Peppers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Fresh albacore creates a tuna fish sandwich like no other.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 pounds skinless Pacific albacore, cut into 3/4 inch thick loin cuts
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, crushed
  • dash of cayenne
  • 2 French rolls, split lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • Sautéed Red Peppers1 red pepper, roasted, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into thin half-rings

Directions

  • Rinse albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  • Make vinaigrette by combining oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt, oregano and cayenne; mix well. Divide in half.
  • Marinate albacore in one-half of the vinaigrette for 30 minutes, turning once.
  • While fish is marinating make Sautéed Red Peppers (see recipe below).
  • Drain albacore reserving marinade. Place on greased grate, 4-5 inches from hot coals. Cook 5-6 minutes, turning once and basting frequently. Do not overcook! Albacore should be pink in center when removed from the heat.
  • Toast rolls lightly on grill. Brush toasted sides with remaining vinaigrette.
  • Make four open-faced sandwiches by topping with albacore, Sautéed Red Peppers and fresh basil. Serve immediately.
  • Sautéed Red PeppersIn non-stick pan, sauté garlic and onion in oil until onion is translucent. Stir in red peppers and remove from heat. Set aside.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 313
  Calories from Fat 91 (29%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(23%)Cholesterol 68mg
(10%)Sodium 246mg
(24%)Potassium 826mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(75%)Protein 38g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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