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Poached Albacore with Fennel, Apple, and Radish Salad

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 22 mins
Total time 1 hr

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 1 cup tuna)

Sustainable Choice. You can also pan-sear the tuna: Heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray or 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add tuna steaks to pan, and cook 2 minutes on each side.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 fresh tarragon sprigs
  • 4 (6-ounce) albacore tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups baby kale or arugula leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 381
  • fat 15.4 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 11 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 44 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 542 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 4 cups water, wine, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic, and tarragon sprigs to a boil in a large saucepan. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add tuna, and poach for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Place tuna on a plate; chill.

  2. Combine shallots, thyme, juice, and Dijon in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle in oil, stirring with a whisk. Place half of vinaigrette in a medium bowl.

  3. Flake tuna into large chunks. Add tuna to medium bowl; toss very gently to coat. Place kale, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining ingredients in large bowl with remaining vinaigrette; toss. Divide salad among 4 plates; top with tuna.

Cook's Notes

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