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Smoking a Tuna Steak

post #1 of 7
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I want to smoke a thick tuna steak, should i cold smoke it then sear it or hot smoke it at a low temp? Anyone have any suggestions?
post #2 of 7
i would smoke it for an hour for taste then get the grill on hot and sear each side for a couple mins each that should do it right
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Cold smoke as to not cook it until i sear it?
post #4 of 7
Tuna will cook very fast. I usually grill mine for about 3 minutes each side on a medium high temp. If you smoke it and want grill marks I think 1 minute each side should do. I marinate with a red wine vinegar and oil dressing with fresh pepper and a dash of lemon. MAN, I'M GETTING HUNGRY!!


BTW, I do mahi the same way and it's GREAT!!
post #5 of 7
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Ya, but if i cold smoke, i can just sear real quick on the grill or skillet right?
post #6 of 7
Personally, i think a good tuna steak has a perfect light flavor, and i think smoking will put too heavy of a flavor on it. I just like it quick seared like above. Or for something different you could try Alton Brown's chimney method. I like it seared outside and rare inside with a side of wasabi and soy sauce.
post #7 of 7
I think the easiest way to do what you want is to use a smoker box on the grill, or even just some chunks tossed on the grill. Get the smoke going and the grill hot and then grill normally for 2-3 minutes each side (I like mine pretty rare). That will give it a nice kiss of smoke while not overcooking it.
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