• Smoked Albacore Tuna
 
  • Smoked Albacore Tuna
 

Smoked Albacore Tuna

  • Difficulty1/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time3 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodPecan

Fresh meets simple. A little salt, a little sugar, and you've got a versatile fish good for any dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 (8 oz) albacore tuna filets
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 (8 oz) albacore tuna filets
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lemon

Preparation

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

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Leave the temperature setting on smoke and allow to preheat 10-15 minutes.

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

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

Remove from grill and enjoy immediately or allow to cool. Can be kept refrigerated for 1 week. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty1/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time3 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodPecan