Oven Dried Aku (Skipjack Tuna)
One of my all time favorite snack items. Found being sold at our popular local farmers markets and in Chinatown. This Oven Dried Aku (Skipjack Tuna) is a plan ahead recipe that you can make at home in your oven if you don’t have a dehydrator.
2-3 lbs. aku (skipjack tuna) skin-on sides, boned
½-1 c. Hawaiian salt
Slice fish sides into 10x1-inch long strips. Place fish strips in a shallow baking dish, Generously toss fish strips with salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Cover fish with water. Allow to sit 10-15 minutes. Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Place fish on cooling racks set on baking sheets. Bake 8-9 hours, turning every hour. Serve just as is, store in refrigerator. Serves many and never enough.