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Smoked Albacore Tuna

Smoked Albacore Tuna

By Traeger Kitchen

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

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

4 Hrs




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
1 Cup kosher salt
1 Cup brown sugar
1 orange, zested
1 lemon, zested
6 (8 oz) albacore tuna fillets


  • 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.

  • 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.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Remove filets from fridge and place directly on grill grate cooking for approximately 3 hours.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 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.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C


    Super Smoke

  • 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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