Smoked Tuna Belly

Discussion in 'Fish' started by tropics, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Was given a few pieces of Tuna Belly, I brine them over night. Could have used a lighter brine. I think they are yellow fin. They have been drying for about 1hr 20 min., gave them a sprinkle of a fish rub.


    Smoker MES40 set for 180* stayed pretty close 192* was the hottest it got up to. Used my mailbox with the AMNPS  1 row not even full.
     Pellets nuked for 2 min.


    Fish got up to room temp.


     Smoker ready for cooking AMNPS lit and ready.

    5 hrs later they had reached 140* IT


    Made a good guess on pellets this was left.


    Finished Belly  Yummy


    Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
  2. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh man, that looks terrific. I am very jealous!

    Disco
     
  3. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Disco It is a little salty my fault, been making pickle brine almost every day LOL a tomato will do it fine. Thanks for looking

    Richie
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking belly! Nice smoke!
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks dirtsailor I may have to bring some of this, down to the Capt. that gave them to me.

    Richie
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Having owned and operated both a Charter fishing boat and a commercial fishing boat, I can tell ya that's a really good way to get more fish! My favorite all time treat that a group of guys from Idaho would bring me every year was elk and venison snack sticks that they made, so good!
     
  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tropics,

    Nice looking bellies.  That is the my favorite part of the King Salmon. 

    Case,

    Too bad you didn't have a charter boat down here near San Francisco, for I would have kept your belly full of Salmon treats. 
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I bet!! This past weekend during the halibut opener my uncle limited out both days in 1 1/2 hours! 20 fish each trip, that's crazy fast for halibut!
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Craig I've never tried Salmon Belly not to common around here.

    Richie
     
  10. That sounds so wonderful!!!!!!!!! And lucky you being given such!!!! Terrific stuff! Cheers!!!!! - Leah
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thank You Leah I like the striped bass you did, I have only scaled the back 10"s and smoked that. It is definitely one of the tastiest fish.

    Richie 
     

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