Smoked Albacore Tuna

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Albacore Tuna

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Pecan

Fresh meets simple. A little salt, a little sugar, and you've got a versatile fish good for any dish.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 Cup kosher salt

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 orange, zested

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 6 (8 oz) albacore tuna fillets

Steps

  • 1

    In a small bowl, combine salt, sugar and citrus zest. Layer the brine and fish in a container making sure, if the filets are stacked, there is enough brine between each filet so the individual filets are not touching. Transfer to the fridge and brine for 6 hours.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup kosher salt

    • 1 Cup brown sugar

    • 1 orange, zested

    • 1 lemon, zested

    • 6 (8 oz) albacore tuna fillets

  • 2

    Remove filets from brine and rinse excess. Pat dry and place on a greased cooling rack in the fridge for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    Grill180 ˚F
  • 4

    Remove filets from fridge and place directly on grill grate cooking for approximately 3 hours.
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    Grill180 ˚F
  • 5

    Increase the grill temperature to 225˚F and cook for an additional hour or until the fish has developed a light brown color and flakes with a fork.
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    Grill225 ˚F
  • 6

    Remove from grill and enjoy immediately or allow to cool. Can be kept refrigerated for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

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