Who'd'a'thunk cleaning a tuna would be called carking. Like, who would have come up with such a weird word for cleaning a fish!
I didn't know it until I proudly came home hauling a 25 pound whole tuna.
I can everything else, I was confident that I could can a tuna. How? I had no idea, but my trusty friend "Google" led me to a site that taught me. I have to say it was the easiest game that I have ever cleaned - easier than poultry, rattlesnake, rabbit, venison. I haven't done goat yet, but I plan on that real soon.
I canned us up some plain tuna, some lemon/black pepper tuna, some garlic tuna and some jalapeno tuna. Now it looks too pretty to open up!
If you have to know, out of that 25 pound whole tuna, I got 8 pints and 6 half pints.
So, if you have a twisted sense of curiosity and want to see how you cark a tuna (and I know you do . . . .) here it is.
Unless you want to turn back now.
OK - how is this - if you look at these pictures, you have to leave me a comment on the oddest creature that you have ever cleaned. And eaten.
I bet I might have you beat on that one, too - had scorpions lately??? Kinda crunchy, but not too bad.
Alright - Tuna Carking 101