In my Kitchen : 15 min dinner: Grilled/Seared BC Albacore Tuna with Chickpeas salad

The sun is shining and BBQ season is in full swing! I have another quick dinner idea for busy moms (or anyone). 

I am a big fan of lightly seared BC Albacore Tuna. If I am at a restaurant and they have any seared tuna on the menu, that’s what I am ordering! 

So today I am going to share a quick recipe with you on how you too can make restaurant style seared tuna for less than half the price and no tipping required! 

Grilled/Seared BC Albacore Tuna


Tuna loin

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Lemon (optional)

I bought my Tuna loin frozen from Save-on-foods. It was about 0.4 kg ( this made 2 very big portions) and cost me about $11 (which is a steal! I have paid twice the price at a fish market.) It’s best to leave it frozen, until about 15 min before serving. Turn the grill on high while you defrost the tuna. You can also put the salad together while it’s defrosting. 
To defrost, put it in cold water for about 10 min. You want it thawed enough to cut it, with a knife. The piece is usually shaped like a triangle and you want to cut the pointy end off to flatten the piece. This helps with even cooking. Also the piece you cut off is the fatty piece and it is best cooked separately as it cooks faster than the rest of the tuna. Once you have cut the fatty piece off, you can portion out your pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.

Ensure you have the grill on high. Put the Tuna on and grill for 1 to 2 min each side. You want the outside seared, but still pink in the middle. 

And that’s pretty much it! Take it off the grill and enjoy! You can add a squeeze of lemon for some extra zing. I served this with the Chickpeas, Cucumber and Olives salad. This salad was such a hit in my house last week that I decided to make it again! You can find the recipe here.

For baby: the outside of the tuna was pretty seared and cooked. I portioned  that out with the Chickpeas, Cucumber and Olives Salad. I don’t recommend feeding the little one raw or undercooked fish, unless this something that they have had before.

Happy Eating! 

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