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Smoked Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad

Traeger Kitchen

Smoked Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad

Prep Time

6 Hours

Cook Time

3 Hours

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Dress your fresh catch in greens. Smoked albacore beautifully composed with potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, olives, green beans and lettuce drizzled with an herbaceous red wine vinaigrette.


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    • 1

      To make the brine, in a small bowl combine the salt, sugar and citrus zest. Layer the brine and fish in a container making sure, if the fillets are stacked, there is enough brine between each fillet so the individual fillets are not touching. Let sit in brine in the fridge for 6 hours.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 3

      Remove fillets from brine and rinse excess. Pat dry and place on a cooking rack in the fridge for 30-40 minutes. Remove fillets from fridge and place directly on grill grate cooking for approximately 3 hours.
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    • 4

      Increase the temperature to 225℉ and cook for an additional hour or until the fish has developed a light brown color and flakes with a fork.
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    • 5

      Remove from grill and let cool to room temperature. While the tuna is cooling, increase the temperature on the grill to 375℉ and preheat.
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    • 6

      Toss new potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place potatoes on a half sheet pan and cook on the grill 20-30 minutes or until tender. Remove from grill and let cool to room temperature.
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    • 7

      To make the dressing: Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a blender and puree until smooth. When the mixture is smooth, with the blender on medium-high, slowly pour in oil until it has all been added. It should be completely emulsified with no separation. Set dressing aside.
    • 8

      To make the eggs: Place the eggs in a medium sized saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil cooking for seven minutes. Remove from heat and immediately place eggs in ice water to cool. Peel and reserve eggs.
    • 9

      Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes. Strain and place green beans in ice water to cool. Reserve.
    • 10

      To build the salad: Place torn butter lettuce leaves in the bottom of a bowl and arrange the following over the top: potatoes, olives, fennel (thinly sliced), cherry tomatoes, green beans, halved eggs, smoked albacore tuna, and radish sprouts.
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      Drizzle with dressing and serve. Enjoy!

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