Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Skewers

It's been a few months since I've had the time to sit down and blog. The summer weeks have been busy with family, work, outdoors and exercise... and FISHING!! If you have been following our blog, you will know that Amy and I were brought up a fishing family. We are lucky enough to be able get out on the water with our family and friends almost once a week still. Fishing inshore and offshore in Southern California means we have caught everything from rock fish to lingcod, from yellowtail to dorado (mahi mahi), from yellowfin tuna to the elusive bluefin tuna. Which also means, we have to come up with a lot of fish recipes... we don't waste any of our catch!

This weekend we took a break from our family boat and went out on a 3/4 day charter with some friends to do some offshore fishing. It wasn't one of our best days of fishing, but I did catch my first bluefin tuna! It was an epic battle and in the end I pulled a beautiful 30-40 lb. beast of a fish on board. 

Amy and I always get asked... "what do you guys do with all the fish?!"

We have a list of great go-to recipes we use our fresh tuna in, but I wanted to try something new for my special BFT catch. What's a better way to take a food to the next level then wrapping it in bacon?! I have to say, this is a seriously crazy yummy way to eat tuna... the fish turns out sweet and salty and has a great texture! Here is what I did...

Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Skewers

  • fresh Bluefin or Yellowfin tuna loins, cut into 2"x2" pieces
  • thick-cut bacon - 1 piece of bacon per piece of tuna
  • 10-15 whole mushrooms
  • 10-15 mini sweet peppers
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 1/2 bottle teriyaki sauce
  • 6-8 wood skewers

Cut the tuna loin into 2"x2" pieces and place pieces in a baking dish. Cover with teriyaki sauce and chill in fridge for 2-3 hours.

Soak wood skewers in water (I use a gallon size zip-lock) while tuna is chilling.

Cook slices of bacon in a fry pan until cooked partially through; bacon still needs to be pliable. Let cooked bacon cool on a paper towel.

Wash mushrooms and sweet peppers, leave whole. Peel and quarter the onion.

Preheat the grill. Remove skewers from water soak.

To assemble skewers, wrap a piece of bacon around a piece of tuna and vary with pieces of onion, mushrooms, and sweet peppers. Repeat until all pieces are gone.

Turn the heat to low; place skewers on the grill. Let cook on the grill for about 20 minutes, turning and basting skewers with teriyaki sauce often.

Serve with some brown rice and veggies!

These Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Skewers are one of my favorite ways to eat fresh tuna, the smoky flavor of the bacon and sweetness of the teriyaki sauce really sets off the fish. It actually tastes more like steak than fish! Such great texture and flavor.

Can't wait to get out there and see what else the ocean will yield to us...


And if you would like to keep up on our fishing adventures, you can follow us on Instagram at: sistersdofishing.

- Janel

For other fish recipes click here.

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