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lemon fish jerky on platter with lemon peels

Lemon Fire Tuna Jerky

Fish jerky is supposed to be sweet....salty....savory...., but spicy?! Hell yeah it can be spicy! This Lemon Fire Tuna Jerky packs some surprisingly tongue numbing flavor.
Course Snack
Cuisine tuna jerky
Type Fish Jerky
Flavor Spicy
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 10 hours
Servings 5
Calories 77kcal
Author Will



  • 8 oz Tuna Steak


  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce Texas Pete
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp curing salt optional


  • With a sharp knife, slice strips with the grain 1/4" thick
  • Assemble all the ingredients of marinade in a bowl or ziplock bag and mix well.
  • Add the tuna strips to the marinade and marinate for 6-24 hours in the refrigerator. Mix the strips several times during marinating for evenly coated strips. Be Gentle when mixing!
  • Strain jerky strips in a colander and then dry with paper towels to remove any excess marinade.
  • Place strips on a dehydrator tray or oven cooling rack on top of a oven pan to catch any drippings.
  • Dry at 130F if using a dehydrator or as low as your oven will go if using an oven.
  • Jerky will be done when it is completely dry and to your texture liking. It took me 3 1/2 hours to dry this jerky in my Nesco Dehydrator


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Serving: 70g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1326mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1016IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg