Prepare brine by mixing water and salt. Add tuna steaks and let brine overnight.
Smoked Tuna Dip
Smoking tuna at home can be so easy--a quick, overnight brine and only an hour of smoking. Follow this recipe for a delicious smoked tuna dip. Serve with pita chips or thin slices of toasted bread for tuna dip bruschetta.
Rinse, dry, and lightly coat with soy sauce.
Smoke at 250 degrees Farhenheit for one hour. Remove, and let cool. Chop to desired consistency.
Mix cream cheese and mayonnaise in a medium-sized bowl. Add red onion, parsley, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix until combined.
Add chopped tuna and gingerly fold into mixture. Let rest in fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to marry.