Surf and Turf Dirtsailor Style

Discussion in 'Fish' started by dirtsailor2003, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was lucky enough to get over to the Coast Tuesday and get out on the ocean. The Pacific was flat calm and the sun was a shining. We headed out right at day break. Our destination 20 miles offshore to the where the hot tuna bite had been.

    Super nice ocean and a killer sunrise!!!

    We ended up with 30 Albacore. Most ranged in the 25-30 pound class. We divided the fish up and I ended up with 6 nice fish. We will can this in a few weeks. Until then its vac packed in the freezer.

    Running in, doesn't get any nicer than this off the Oregon Coast!!!!

    Here's one loin (you get four off each tuna) This was from one of the smaller "Peanuts" as we call anything under 15 pounds. Slathered in Garlic butter waiting to go on the grill.

    Store had London Broil on sale so I picked one up. Marinated in Bernsteins Italian dressing.

    Ran the mini at 180°, cherry and apple. Took the steak to an IT of 110° Then let rest while the tuna cooked.

    Steamed some fresh green beans!

    Unlike Ahi Yellowfin and Bluefin I prefer my Albacore cooked thru. First shot is half way through the cook. Second shot is finished.

    Cranked the heat and did the reverse sear!

  2. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Case...I am very jealous...that meal must have been spectacular!

    Man the last time I had grilled tuna was about 8 years ago...and it did not look half as good as that!

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! We will usually do ahi tuna a few times a year. When we are lucky to get the fish stuff we always do a loin or two and can the rest!
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang , Case [​IMG][​IMG]  I'm saving my $ for a trip to the Gator State . . .  will you take me to your secret spot [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sure miss living in Texas , 3hrs. from the coast and knew a lot of sportsmen and Shrimpers. [​IMG]  Pretty much a free trip any time  [​IMG]. Just gas and a fun day out [​IMG].

    Have fun and  . . .
  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know what I want more: eat some of that fish or pull it out of the water. Both outstanding experiences.

    I know where the pork loin comes from (which part of the animal). But when it comes to clue - especially after you said you get 4/fish. I just eat what they sell me in the store.

    Maybe you can tell me (us).

    Nice fish.
  6. Case That is some fine looking vittles. I wish I lived by the sea.

    Happy smoken.

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Surf & Turf, Case!!!----------------[​IMG]

    Nice Job----Great Pics!![​IMG]

    Haven't had any sea fish since my Son's Trophy Pro got taken away by Hurricane Sandy.

    He got it fixed but hasn't taken it out since.

  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Stan! Having the fresh seafood is the only thing I miss about living at the Coast! IF it was sunny all the time at the Oregon coast I'd still be living there!
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Te tuna is dived into four quadrants top to bottom and side to side. Think Football. The seams on the football are how the bones run in a tuna. So you cut from the head to tail down the middle of the side. Then teh same thing at the top and bottom of the fish. Peel the skin and roll the two loins off. Flip the fish over and repeat. This guy does it a bit differently than I do but its about the same.

  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks David! I like That I can visit when I want to a get a few fish here and there!
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!

    Better tell him to get out there and catch you some fish to smoke!
  12. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks delish and a tutorial to boot.......xlnt catch....Willie
  13. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I learned something today. Thank you.

    Now if only I had a tuna to practice on my loining.

    Excellent catch and smoke.
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Case...... that looks so good.

    Double Wow what a beautiful sunset. Oddly that is something the sea and the desert have in common. I always loved the inbound midwatch, I would go up relieve the topside watch and just watch the bioluminescence break over the bow and hope for dolphins....... Sunsets and sunrises at sea are tranquil beauty.

    Thanks for a memory Case, I apprecaite it.
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Willie! I actually just have a fish filleting class at one of our farmers markets that sells fish. Should've videoed it I guess! Filleted salmon, tuna, and tilapia.
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kevin!

    Only on my side of the USA, you know the Left Coast, the sun doesn't set over land it rises, lol!

    This trip we had thousands of white side porpoise and Dal porpoise playing around us and in the bow and stern wakes. Saw a dozen blue sharks and one thrasher shark this trip too. Oh yeah about 6 giant sunfish!
  17. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Looks like you had a great time!

    We call albacore by their Japanese name here: tombo, which means dragonfly. Our tombo season is almost over but our snapper season is just starting!

    This is a comparision of a yellow fin and an albacore:

    The ahi was 55 lbs. and the tombo was 52 lbs.

    It's always sunny on our coast! :sausage:

    Thanks for the pics...

  18. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I gotta move West. People pay to see this...for you is a sideshow while pulling delicious monsters out of the ocean.

    Do you need a deckhand on your next outing?
  19. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I wouldnt mind if ya sent me some.      [​IMG]

    Most beautiful sun rise.

    Oh yea,   [​IMG]
  20. Not sure what was more pics or nature pics.....awesome post!!! :points1:

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