25lbs of smoked Albacore Tuna.

Discussion in 'Fish' started by mike johnson, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here's about 25lbs of fresh albacore tuna fresh out of the brine.
    Here it is all smoked up. I used a light flavor brine so the tuna is the main star. It is delicious.
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  2. killerkoff

    killerkoff Newbie

    Looks great Mike!
    what flavor smoke/brine?
    Never done tuna before I would assume you wouldn't because it's awesome I love it with a super light seare and soy and wasabi👍
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh wow! I'll bet that is amazingly good!
  4. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking Tuna
  5. alan123

    alan123 Fire Starter

    Looks great! Tuna is without a doubt my favorite type of smoked fish and I love smoked salmon.

    I don't mean to pry but having 25lbs and your location did you get to catch the tuna yourself or did you find a good buy?
  6. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I was able to buy 4 fish totaling 96 lbs. for $1.75 a lb. I actually used a store bought brine that was for trout. It had powdered honey in it and I liked the idea of just a touch of extra sweetness from the honey to bring out the great flavor of the tuna. It worked out perfect. I used peach pellets in my amnps.
  7. alan123

    alan123 Fire Starter

    That sounds like a great buy on tuna! I live down around Longview, Wa and would love to search for tuna around that price, I would do the same as you did. Did you buy off the dock or was it "from a friend" type of buy? Again not trying to pry, if I can find tuna close to that price if would load up, smoke some and put some in the freezer, also I would be happy to drive to the coast for that price.

    Thanks again,
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Mike! Are you going to can it up? That is a great price, selling off the docks here in Oregon for $3+ a pound non-dressed weight.
  9. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is the guy I got it from. He was at 2$ a lb. for whole fish the last time I checked.

    I caned up about 30 qts. There is nothing like home canned tuna.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Agreed! We have 6 cases of 1/2 pints that should get is through the winter. Gonna need some more next summer!
  11. alan123

    alan123 Fire Starter

    Thank you very much Mike! I have sent a email to him and hope to load up, I do love albacore tuna steaks.

    Thanks again for the help, I hope thing go well with the tuna.

  12. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    No problem. Glad to help.
  13. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    MJ. Looks delicious !

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