Infuse tuna steaks with amazing fresh-off-the-grill flavor with this easy smoked tuna recipe. For more fish meal ideas, see our complete collection of fish recipes.

Recipe by Coastal Living September 2001


Recipe Summary

4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak wood chunks in water to cover at least 30 minutes.

  • Place tuna steaks in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Stir together 2 quarts water and next 4 ingredients; pour over steaks. Seal bag; chill 3 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  • Remove steaks from brine. Wash and pat dry. Place on a rack to air dry 30 minutes. Brush with vegetable oil. Pat pepper on both sides of fillet.

  • Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes. Drain wood chunks, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add wine. Coat rack with cooking spray; place in smoker. Place steaks on upper rack; cover with smoker lid. Cook 3 to 4 hours or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.