Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce


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One of the things I love about living in California is the fresh fish and this grilled albacore is no exception. It also only takes a few minutes to cook!

Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce |

I try to buy direct from fishermen when I can, but if not, I’m fortunate to live close to Santa Monica Seafood – a great seafood store that always has a large selection of high-quality fish. And when it comes to fish, quality definitely matters. So splurge for sashimi grade quality. You’ll thank me for it!

Anyway, while I was shopping at Santa Monica Seafood the other day they had albacore steaks on sale. Yippee…because I love albacore.

Grilled albacore is super easy to cook. Throw it on the grill, flip after a couple minutes and voila – you’re done. But promise me one thing when you cook this. Please, please, PLEASE don’t overcook it!

Tuna steaks are meant to be pink in the center. They taste a million times better that way. And if you overcook them, they’ll taste dry and blah. Big difference between amazing and blah. I’m just gonna take a stab in the dark, but I think you’ll like amazing waaaay better.

Now for the citrus ginger sauce. In a word. YUM!

Sweet, bright, tangy and delish. So drizzle generously. On both the grilled albacore and cauliflower rice. Of course, you can use regular rice, but why not go for the extra veggies with my fave cauliflower rice?

As for the micro greens, well, don’t they just think they look cute on top? They also make people smile. And smiling makes everything better.

So there you have it. A super easy, yet elegant recipe for grilled albacore.


Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce |

Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce |

Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce |


Grilled Albacore with Citrus Ginger Sauce

5 from 6 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Bryan


One of the things I love about living in California is the fresh fish and this grilled albacore is no exception. It also only takes a few minutes to cook!


  • 4 albacore steaks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup micro-greens
  • salt and pepper

Citrus Ginger Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar


  • Make the cauliflower rice (recipe) and keep warm on low heat.
  • Mix all of the citrus ginger sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • While the sauce is simmering, season the albacore with salt and pepper. Mix the garlic and olive oil together in a small bowl and rub on both sides of the fish.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Place the albacore on the grill and sear for 2 minutes each side. Do not overcook! The fish should still be pink in the middle.
  • Place one cup of the cauliflower rice on each plate. Add the albacore steaks on top. Drizzle generously with the citrus ginger sauce and place a small handful of micro greens on top. Serve immediately.

Lisa's Tips

  • Nutritional information does not include cauliflower rice.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 502mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3785IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: albacore, albacore recipe, Grilled Albacore
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Love the ease of cooking this tuna. It is very mild, liked by people who don’t like fish. The Citrus/Ginger Sauce was so delicious!  The fish needs a good sauce & this one is terrific. We served the tuna w/roasted asparagus & fresh sweet corn. Yummy. Lisa is right. Do not over cook the fish. 1-2 minutes per side is plenty!  5 stars

  2. Yum, I love grilled fish and all kind of seafood in general, so I can already tell this will be no different. And that citrus ginger sauce sounds so delectable. I don’t have albacore, but I do have some salmon in the fridge, so gonna use salmon but keep everything else the same. :)5 stars

  3. We live in CA too and couldn’t agree more about the fish! This looks excellent; can’t wait to try it out!5 stars

  4. I am so jealous of all the seafood you have readily available! This recipe is amazing and I plan on using that sauce on all sorts of things!5 stars

    1. Looks like you’ll need to come visit! Yes, this sauce is amazing, you’ll love it! :)