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Chilean Oven-Baked Albacore Recipe
Chilean Oven-Baked Albacore Recipe

Chilean albacore, also known as white tuna, takes center stage in this traditional, simple, and delicious recipe. Here, you can savor all its unique characteristics in a dish that, despite not being as popular as one might expect, showcases the exceptional qualities of this fish.

How to make Oven-Baked Albacore?

If you have whole albacore, make sure to clean them thoroughly or ask your trusted fishmonger for pre-processed fillets to use in this delightful and classic Chilean seafood recipe.

Nutritional Information

Category: Main Courses
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 250
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Chilean Oven-Baked Albacore recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 albacore fillets
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 onions
  • 1 lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

  1. Wash and clean the albacore fillets, removing any traces of bones. Set aside and preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) for 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, and white wine. Add a bit of oregano, season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix to integrate. Submerge the fillets, distribute the marinade evenly, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. On a baking tray lined with aluminum foil, distribute the onions cut into julienne strips and the bay leaves. Place the albacore on top and pour the marinade over, being careful not to overflow the juices. Close the aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until well-cooked.
  4. Serve the oven-baked albacore immediately, accompanied, for example, by a vegetable omelet or mashed potatoes.

Tips for preparing albacore

Many oven-baked fish recipes often incorporate bay leaves since, in addition to imparting aromas and flavors, they act as a protective agent against indigestion, stomach acidity, and gas.

Properties and benefits of Albacore

Albacore, also known as white tuna, is an excellent source of lean proteins and omega-3 fatty acids, promoting cardiovascular health. It is also rich in selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Did you know?

Chilean albacore is a type of tuna found on the Pacific coast between regions I and X, within and outside the exclusive economic zone. Fishing for albacore primarily occurs between the months of July and November.

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