Hardcore Albacore (Broiled Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Medallions)
Here’s what I gathered to feed 2 people:
1 pound skinless albacore loin, sliced crosswise into 1.5 inch medallions (yields 5 pieces)
¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup coconut aminos
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon Red Boat Fish Sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper
5 slices of thin-cut bacon (use sugar-free bacon if you’re on a Whole30)
Here’s how I made it:
I preheated the broiler on high and made sure the top rack was 6 inches from the heating element.
I cut my tuna loin into five mini steaks…
…and placed them in a large bowl.
I whipped up the marinade by combining the orange juice, coconut aminos, vinegar, fish sauce, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper in a measuring cup.
I poured the finished marinade…
…over the albacore medallions and let them marinate for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, I placed the bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with four sheets of paper towel…
…and covered them with two more sheets. I microwaved the bacon on high for 1-2 minutes so it was cooked halfway but still pliable.
After the tuna was finished marinating, I wrapped each piece in a slice of bacon (with the ends tucked under the fish) and placed them on a rack which was on top of a foil-lined baking tray.
I broiled the bacon-wrapped tuna for about 4 minutes on one side and flipped them over and cooked them for an additional 2 minutes (or until bacon is crispy).