Seared Albacore Tuna

Cook up this BC delicacy

By Raeanne O’Meara

Being from the north part of British Columbia, I have not yet experienced the excitement of albacore tuna fishing. While this species waits on my bucket list of fishing adventures, I was lucky to get my hands on a whole albacore tuna last fall. Seeing as a new season is not really that far away (in later summer), we have been working through the last remaining pieces that we had divvied up into our freezer. Searing albacore tuna steaks is a fast and delicious way to enjoy one of our coastal delicacies.





Albacore tuna steaks, around 2 inches thick

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce


2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tbsp maple syrup

3 garlic cloves, minced

Freshly cracked black pepper


How To Make Seared Albacore Tuna Steaks

In a non-reactive dish, combine all ingredients except for the tuna steaks. Blot any excess moisture from the tuna before placing into the marinade. Place in the fridge and marinate for at least eight hours, making sure to flip the steaks around halfway through that time period.


Once the albacore tuna is ready to cook, heat up a pan with a couple tablespoons of oil in it. Sear the tuna steaks for approximately one minute per side. Let rest for five to 10 minutes before serving. During hot summer weather, I love topping my favourite salads with fish – these albacore tuna steaks are a great accompaniment to fresh summer vegetables.