Blue water fishing requires endurance, an acceptance of discomfort – and the possibility of getting skunked. This is what it’s like in search of tuna.
Some days you remember forever. This tuna fishing trip was one of them. I spent a couple days, 40 miles off North Carolina, in search of tuna. We found them. Oh yes, people, we found them… and with the trimmings of those great fish, I made these Sicilian meatballs.
Yellowfin tuna grilled rare and served over a Sicilian-style salad of tomatoes, olives, onions and herbs. What’s not to love?
I’ve fished for tuna, off and on, my whole life. But the more you fish, the more you understand how different the fishing can be from place to place, even for the same species. This latest trip off the Mexican Coast was, well, a learning experience.
This is a classic recipe from Spain’s Canary Islands: Tuna, seared and then simmered gently in a rich – and slightly spicy – red pepper sauce traditionally served with little potatoes. It’s a great weeknight dinner or party appetizer.
Some days you remember forever. Last week I spent a couple days with a boatful of new friends, 40 miles offshore in search of tuna. We found them. Oh yes, people, we found them…