Grilled Albacore Sandwich with Red Peppers

  • Yield: 4 servings


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


  1. To prepare the sandwiches, rinse albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. While fish is marinating make Sautéed Red Peppers. In non-stick pan, sauté garlic and onion in oil until onion is translucent. Stir in red peppers and remove from heat. Set aside.
  4. Drain albacore reserving marinade. Place on greased grate, 4 to 5 inches from hot coals. Cook 5 to 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.

Recipe by the Oregon Albacore Commission.