Freezing fresh tuna is not like freezing just any dish. Fresh tuna must be frozen carefully to avoid freezer burn. Tuna that is not properly frozen can develop a foul taste and smell. Improperly frozen tuna can also carry disease and cause illness. Taking the time to properly freeze tuna will result in tuna that is free of bacteria and cooks properly when thawed.
Things You'll Need
- 1 quart water
- 1/4 cup pickling salt
- Plastic wrap
- Resealable plastic freezer bag
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Prepare a solution of salt and water. The salt will prevent moisture from leaving the fresh tuna. It will also help the tuna stay firm.
Dip the tuna in the salt water solution for one minute.
Wrap the tuna in plastic wrap.
Place the tuna in a resealable freezer bag. Before closing the bag, make sure to press all the air out of the bag.
Place the tuna in the coldest part of your freezer. Keep frozen for up to three months.