Tuna Jerky??

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by yellowfintuna, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. yellowfintuna

    yellowfintuna Newbie

    I have a few pounds of frozen tuna filets left over from the summer. It isn't great enough to sear and eat but I have seen some companies selling tuna jerky. I had no idea you could make jerky out of it. It seems like the meat is too delicate. I useually make jery in my oven hanging meat strips from toothpicks. Has anyone make jery out of tuna before?
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My first question is WHY would you make tuna jerky. I would rather just sear up some filets of goodness. Maybe because I don't get alot of really fresh tuna. Only in the spring and fall do the tuna make a run thou here that we get some fresh tuna and that would be one of the last things that I would want to do jerky.
     
  3. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  4. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tuna grilled with a buttery lemon-caper sauce - yuhmmmmm.....

    Or jerky.

    No contest for me.[​IMG]
     
  5. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I tried smoking a tuna steak one time... turned out way too dry and more like jerky, so yes it can be done. I would think treat it just like salmon... brine it and smoke it.
     
  6. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I think tuna would be a better fish than salmon for jerky since there is less fat. One of my employees make salmon jerky when she got a dehydrator. It tasted fine but it's very oily. Tuna is firm and with less fat would be a good prospect for jerky.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've tasted tuna jerky and trout jerky. Both had a great flavor that I haven't forgotten yet.
     
  8. pike

    pike Meat Mopper

    teriyaki tuna jerky, this recipe is pretty good

    1/4 cp teriyaki sauce
    2 tbs of water
    2 tbs brown sugar
    2 tsp grated ginger
    1tsp salt
    1/2 tsp minced garlic
    1/4 tsp dried tarragon

    1 lb tuna strips


    mix all ingredients together mix well and let it stand 15 min to blend together.

    add tuna strips and marinate at least 15 min or use a air tight container and put it in the fridge overnight.
     

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