- 1 skip jack tuna (or mackerel)
- 1 kilo coarse salt
- fresh herbs, such as thyme or
- sunflower oil
- 1 liter of water
Salted Cured Skip Jack Tuna in Oil
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- Clean and fillet the tuna… or have it prepared for you at the fish market.
- 4 fillets.
- Put the salt and herbs in a blender or food processor. Pulse to combine. The herbs will release their aroma to the herbs and in turn, to the fish.
- In a strainer, or a pan with little holes on the bottom, add a layer of salt. Place the fillets on top of the salt. Cover with the rest of the salt. Put another pan underneath so that it can collect all of the liquid the fillets will release. Cover and refrigerate for 24-36 hours.
- Prepare the brine, the next day. In a bowl, add 1 liter of water and 2 tbsp. of salt.
- Rinse the fillets well, so that most of the salt is washed off. Place in the brine.
- Let them soak in the brine for a few hours.
- Place them in jars, fill them with sunflower oil and keep refrigerated.
The fish must always be completely submerged in the oil while storing. It is the only way to ensure that it will be preserved correctly
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by