Sold mostly as steaks. Look for firm, moist, lustrous flesh with good, pink colour that has a pleasant, fresh sea smell.
Wrap well in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or you can freeze for up to 3 months providing your freezer operates at –18°c.
Tips & Tricks:
Albacore has very few large bones, trim off any skin or dark muscle from the steaks and cut into portions. Albacore’s flavour and drier flesh benefit from marinating prior to cooking on a barbecue or chargrill.
Albacore is suited to most cookery methods; it is excellent for Indian or Thai curries or rich Italian tomato casseroles. It can also be wrapped in foil or paper parcels and baked with herbs to retain moisture. Marinate in olive oil and lime with fresh herbs.