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Title: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: syoungs on August 20, 2019, 12:52:05 PM
ok, had a pretty successful trip tuna fishing this weekend, now I find myself in a predicament. What do I do with the belly!

also looking for any other go to recipes for tuna loin. I've never had fresh tuna in the fridge before, and I am a bit lost!

Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: 92xj on August 20, 2019, 01:12:51 PM
Smoke those bellies with brown sugar

Loins, Soak in yoshidas, seer outside on grill for a few minutes a side, pull off, slice and eat. Center should be raw.

Can with jalapenos.
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: syoungs on August 20, 2019, 01:15:04 PM
Smoke those bellies with brown sugar

Loins, Soak in yoshidas, seer outside on grill for a few minutes a side, pull off, slice and eat. Center should be raw.

Can with jalapenos.

 :tup: :drool:
sounds like a plan!
thanks for the info!
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: Buckewe on August 20, 2019, 01:15:12 PM
Bellies are great canned. Smoke them up can with peppers. For lions marinate in Italian dressing and grill rare to med rare.
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: Bronson on August 20, 2019, 01:40:33 PM
I smoke a lot of the loins too if I have a lot.  Pick your favorite marinate, rub, whatever and go to town.  I cut mine in to small medallions and then marinate or put with brown sugar/garlic/salt let sit in the fridge for 12-24hrs and put on the smoker.
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: Stein on August 20, 2019, 02:11:07 PM
Turn some of the bellies into crab, many people try to limit the amount they eat because fat is more concentrated there and that is where a bunch of the mercury resides.

It's good for any bait, halibut, probably ling cod, generally anything that eats fish.
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: syoungs on August 20, 2019, 03:39:14 PM
Turn some of the bellies into crab, many people try to limit the amount they eat because fat is more concentrated there and that is where a bunch of the mercury resides.

It's good for any bait, halibut, probably ling cod, generally anything that eats fish.

i did convert 2 of them into 5 crab, to far away from the coast to use em for more of that though.
I only have 6 of them left, probably just going to smoke them the same way I would do a salmon belly.

thanks for all the tips so far!
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: Remnar on August 20, 2019, 05:29:53 PM
 Montreal steak season (or seasoning of your choice ) grill bellies like a fatty ribeye, piss hot for a couple minutes and eat . Or ad a chunk to each jar of canned . Or grill with about anything really :chuckle:Theyre tasty ! Collars are good too .

For loins one of my favorite marinades is low sodium soy ,brown sugar,black pepper , onion powder,sesame oil, olive oil ,little red pepper flake. Let set for an hour 2 hours max (don't over marinate on this one). Sear and serve medium rare .

Bacon wrapped is good of course  :)Cook the bacon about halfway first so yo dont overcook tuna .

And about any POKE recipe is good with albacore . I prefer uising the leaner top loins for this

MY :twocents:



Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: syoungs on August 23, 2019, 09:28:56 PM
Montreal steak season (or seasoning of your choice ) grill bellies like a fatty ribeye, piss hot for a couple minutes and eat . Or ad a chunk to each jar of canned . Or grill with about anything really :chuckle:Theyre tasty ! Collars are good too .

For loins one of my favorite marinades is low sodium soy ,brown sugar,black pepper , onion powder,sesame oil, olive oil ,little red pepper flake. Let set for an hour 2 hours max (don't over marinate on this one). Sear and serve medium rare .

Bacon wrapped is good of course  :)Cook the bacon about halfway first so yo dont overcook tuna .

And about any POKE recipe is good with albacore . I prefer uising the leaner top loins for this

MY :twocents:

Gonna try that marinade tomorrow, seems right up my alley  :drool:
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: kenzmad on August 26, 2019, 10:35:45 PM
Good Ole Betty Crocker

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/asian-grilled-tuna-with-wasabi-aioli/133f175b-05a7-4580-9d8d-7f02396e9c1b

Our favorite
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: huntnnw on August 26, 2019, 10:43:12 PM
tuna bellies work great for salmon fishing too
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: pianoman9701 on August 27, 2019, 08:11:18 AM
Fresh Tuna belly is some of the best sashimi there is. Nice and fatty. Skin it and eat it with a little soy. Oh yeah, baby.
Title: Re: what to do with fresh tuna belly?
Post by: Angry Perch on August 28, 2019, 09:54:14 AM
Fresh Tuna belly is some of the best sashimi there is. Nice and fatty. Skin it and eat it with a little soy. Oh yeah, baby.

Mmmm
I like it when Joe, my Chinese sushi guy, hits it quick with the torch. It gets that little bit of smokey flavor.