To date I had only eaten canned Tuna and never gave fresh Tuna much of a thought. After smoking some fresh Tuna I look forward to experiencing this delicacy more often using varied recipes. Found the smoked Tuna to be a tad less moist than smoked Salmon but none the less exquisite!!
Received two thick filets of fresh Tuna from a friend at MAK Grills and decided to smoke the Tuna using a simple time honored recipe which I've used many times for Salmon. Due to it's thickness I chose to slice the filet in half and cut into even sized pieces.
Marinated the fresh Tuna in a gallon sized ZipLoc bag using Mr Yoshida's Sweet Teriyaki Original Gourmet Marinade & Cooking Sauce for 4 hours in the refrigerator making sure to rotate the Tuna hourly to ensure even application.
Patted the marinaded Tuna dry with a paper towel before drying the Tuna, uncovered, in the refrigerator for at least one hour until the surface of the fish became dry and matte-like to the touch.
Preheated the Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett to 180ºF using Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Hickory wood pellets. Smoked the Tuna at 180º for an hour and then increased the pit temperature to 250ºF until the internal temperature of the Tuna reached 145ºF.
The Money $Shot$ ... Scrumptious - to say the least!!
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