Grilled Albacore Roast with Curry Mustard Sauce

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Grilled Albacore Roast with Curry Mustard Sauce

This recipe for Grilled Albacore Roast with Curry Mustard Sauce is loosely based on a recipe from the Foster’s Market Cookbook.  When I ordered my fish from Pike’s Place Fish Market this past year, one of the catches I bought was fresh local tuna, not ahi, as I usually find, but albacore, fresh white tuna.  When I have sushi, I always have some maguro and hamachi, but albacore, known as the tuna in tuna fish, is also excellent raw or cooked rare.

When my order arrived I found the tuna had come in roasts, each weighing about 1 1/2 pounds. I cut some into steaks, and then thought that grilling a whole roast and then slicing it to serve would be a great idea, and with it being a roast, I would have good luck in keeping the fish rare. Overcooked fish of any sort is not good eats, but overcooked tuna is a crime.

Ok, it’s not a crime, but it should be.

So I started out marinating the roast in a flavorful marinade; and made a curry mustard (the original recipe had a wasabi mustard, but I thought curry mustard would be more interesting); I made samples of both, their wasabi mustard and my curry mustard and I was right, the curry one was better 🙂

After marinading the fish in the refrigerator for a few hours, I set my grill on high and went cook it quickly. Cooking fish on a grill can be tricky, the fish has a tendency to stick; but I learned a new trick from the Foster’s Market Cookbook using a halved russet potato. I rubbed the grates with the cut side of the potato before I cooked the fish; the starch kept the fish from sticking to the grates.  That’s one of the things I love about cooking, there is ALWAYS something new to learn and add to your cooking skills.

The recipe called for Balsamic-Glazed Scallions to be served with the fish.  Now, for the life of me, I didn’t see any balsamic vinegar called for in the recipe, so I’m not sure how they got to balsamic glazed scallions.  But it really doesn’t matter as I don’t think the grilled scallions added anything to the party, so I would just leave them out.

Oh, I am leaving them out.

They will be in the photo, but not in the recipe.

If you can’t find an albacore roast, you could make this with ahi tuna.  Or albacore or ahi steaks. Just watch your cooking time and please don’t let them overcook.  Rare is the word.

Grilled Albacore Roast with Curry Mustard Sauce

Grilled Albacore Roast with Curry Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 albacore tuna roast (about 1 - 1 /2 pounds) OR 4 tuna steaks cut at least 1 1/2 inches thick
  • For the Marinade

    1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (I'll say it and say it, you really never need full sodium soy, it's way to salty )
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger, or 2 teaspoons dry
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar, honey, or regular sugar
  • For the Curry Mustard Sauce

    1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons curry powder (taste after 1, add more as desired )
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • For the Rest

    1 russet potato cut in half
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, to garnish, optional
  • And of course, salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Step 1

Marinate the Fish

Combine the marinade ingredients together in a large zip top bag. Add the fish. Squeeze as much air out as possible; then refrigerate for 2 - 4 hours.

Step 2

Prepare the Curry Mustard Sauce

Mix the mustard sauce ingredients together in a small bowl; add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Step 3

Prepare the grill, gas, charcoal, grill pan, to high. Remove the fish from the marinade. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Rub the grates with the cut side of the potato, then add the tuna, grill, about 3 minutes per side, leaving the center pink. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

Slice the fish and serve with some of the mustard sauce. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.

You may not need all of the mustard sauce, but it's great on sandwiches too


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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Cher on March 18, 2014

    Wow, Linda, you are so awesome… The recipe looks so easy and I’m sure it tastes fantastic!

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  2. posted by Elle on March 19, 2014

    We have a tuna lover in our house Linda…and this could be a surprise dinner one soon day…or evening.

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  3. posted by Jessica on March 20, 2014

    This looks amazing, Linda! Amazing! I never cook with Tuna, mainly because I can’t find it for cheap anywhere. Though, when dining out, it’s my favorite kind of fish.

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    • posted by LindySez on March 20, 2014

      Tuna is not cheap, that’s why it’s so important to cook it correctly right?

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Nutritional Info

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  • Because of the marinade, it's hard to say just what the calories are so, I don't think it's too bad and it's healthy fish.

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