Recipe: BBQ albacore tuna with sauce agrodolce

Recipe: BBQ albacore tuna with sauce agrodolce

BBQ albacore tuna with sauce agrodolce.

BBQ albacore tuna with sauce agrodolce

Recipe by chef Stephen Hodges


  • 4 180 g fillets albacore tuna
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt

Sauce agrodolce

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eshalots (finely diced)
  • 150 ml white wine vinegar
  • 60 ml dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp black currants
  • 30 g caster sugar

Albacore tuna


Sauce agrodolce

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium size sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Add diced eshalots and cook gently until very soft (without colouring)
  3. Add remaining Ingredients and 60 ml water. Stir well to combine.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the mixture has reduced by three-quarters.
  5. Set aside to cool to room temperature.


  1. Preheat BBQ to a high heat.
  2. Bring albacore tuna fillets to room temp 10-15 minutes before cooking.
  3. Rub olive oil on both sides of albacore tuna fillets.
  4. Place on pre heated BBQ for 30 seconds then turn over for another 30 seconds.
  5. Repeat cooking process again (total BBQ time 2 minutes) - crisscross fillets.
  6. Leave in warm environment for another 2 minutes away from direct heat.
  7. Sandwich slice each albacore tuna in two, place on plate, and spoon over sauce agrodolce.

Make the sauce first to allow it to cool.

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