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pnoon 08-12-2013 05:59 PM

Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
I used 2 pieces (1 lb ea.) of bluefin tuna.

Brine for ~2 1/2 hours, rinse in cold water, pat dry. Air dried for an hour.

Oriental Brine

3 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup sea salt
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon ginger


I put the fish on the smoker at ~180-200.
Put a digital thermometer in one filet and smoked until internal temp of 140. Took about 3 hours.

Taste was fabulous but a bit crumbly. Next time I may pull it off at 130

kydsid 08-12-2013 06:04 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
That sounds very tasty.

pnoon 08-12-2013 06:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kydsid (Post 1872935)
That sounds very tasty.

It is. It came out a bit dry which is why I'd take it off a bit sooner. But the taste is wonderful.

hammondc 08-12-2013 06:08 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Want!

Zane 08-12-2013 06:42 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Going to have to try this.. I did a brine for the first time but added way too much salt.

Robulous78 08-13-2013 01:25 AM

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Pictures!!! Pictures!!! :lr

Ubiquitous 08-13-2013 05:00 AM

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:noonWrong thread Peter. This should be WTT/WTS:D:D

stearns 08-13-2013 06:24 AM

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sounds amazingly delicious, but you know i gotta say it...

:np

The Poet 08-13-2013 01:00 PM

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I love Hot Tuna. I saw them in concert back about '73. :banger


I also love hot tuna. ;)

Blueface 08-13-2013 04:16 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Peter,
Don't have a smoker but wondering if wouldn't work as well on grille.

pektel 08-13-2013 04:45 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
I have used a kettle grille as a smoker. I just used a very small amount of briquettes (probably around ten, but it's been a few years),and built the pyramid off to one side. I would add another briquette or two when the temp started dropping. Eventually I put a couple bricks down the center to avoid as much direct heat as possible.

Worked fine for a long time, but the space was very limited. I definitely couldn't put two pork butts on there.

pnoon 08-13-2013 04:51 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueface (Post 1873330)
Peter,
Don't have a smoker but wondering if wouldn't work as well on grille.

No reason why not.
Quote:

Originally Posted by pektel (Post 1873340)
I have used a kettle grille as a smoker. I just used a very small amount of briquettes (probably around ten, but it's been a few years),and built the pyramid off to one side. I would add another briquette or two when the temp started dropping. Eventually I put a couple bricks down the center to avoid as much direct heat as possible.

Worked fine for a long time, but the space was very limited. I definitely couldn't put two pork butts on there.

That works, too.

BigAsh 08-14-2013 02:22 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pnoon (Post 1872929)
I used 2 pieces (1 lb ea.) of bluefin tuna.

Brine for ~2 1/2 hours, rinse in cold water, pat dry. Air dried for an hour.

Oriental Brine

3 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup sea salt
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon ginger


I put the fish on the smoker at ~180-200.
Put a digital thermometer in one filet and smoked until internal temp of 140. Took about 3 hours.

Taste was fabulous but a bit crumbly. Next time I may pull it off at 130

Man sounds great!...I love smoked fish....3 hours = 3 martinis?

pnoon 08-14-2013 02:26 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigAsh (Post 1873737)
Man sounds great!...I love smoked fish....3 hours = 3 martinis?

I like the way you drink . . . er . . think. :al

pnoon 08-14-2013 06:54 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
By popular demand

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...psbb19145c.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ps41963b9c.jpg

Robulous78 08-14-2013 10:21 PM

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Wow... that looks heavenly...

mk05 08-19-2013 02:13 PM

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aaawwww mmaaauuyyyy ggaaaawwwwwdddd

pektel 08-19-2013 02:43 PM

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Peter-

Are you sourcing bluefin locally? I've revisited this thread multiple times, and was thinking about giving it a shot. However, I'm only finding yellowfin locally here.

I guess my question is: Does anyone here know of a reputable online source for bluefin? Or, is it generally just a bad idea to try to ship it?

pnoon 08-19-2013 03:15 PM

Re: Hot Smoked Bluefin Tuna
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pektel (Post 1875122)
Peter-

Are you sourcing bluefin locally? I've revisited this thread multiple times, and was thinking about giving it a shot. However, I'm only finding yellowfin locally here.

I guess my question is: Does anyone here know of a reputable online source for bluefin? Or, is it generally just a bad idea to try to ship it?

A good friend of mine who does multi-day fishing boat trips came back with a crapload of fish. He passed along ~100 pounds of fish to the S.H.I.T. herfers. 80-90% of it was bluefin and yellowtail. I will be trying a batch with yellowtail soon.

I can't comment on the feasibility of shipping. But I can tell you that the fish we received was frozen shortly after being caught and cleaned. I defrosted overnight in the fridge and went from there.

Fordman4ever 08-19-2013 06:31 PM

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Looks awesome.


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