Albacore tuna is caught all over the world. But it is widely regarded among sushi chefs that the line-caught albacore tuna caught off our Pacific Northwest Coast is the best tasting and most nutritious. And it’s sustainably caught. Our line-caught albacore tuna is considered one of the healthiest fish on the planet, both for body and planet. Line-caught albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast gets a “Super Green” rating from the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and is MSC-Certified.
These albacore tuna are not just line-caught, they’re blast frozen immediately on the boat for supreme quality. In our fishermen-owned co-op, a great number of our salmon and halibut fishermen scream with glee when these albacore tuna loins are available, as their boats are frequently provisioned with our canned tuna as well.
If you’ve had our popular albacore tuna medallions, these are the loins from which the medallions are cut. And you might prefer the loins over the medallions if you’d like more control in how thick you’d like your sushi rolls. These loins are cut in half, and then vacuum-sealed in eight to nine-ounce packages.
When making sushi, it is much easier to cut these loins when they are still partially frozen.
Customers tend to do 3 things with the loins:
1) Make Hawaiian-style poke. See this wonderful albacore tuna poke recipe.
2) Make sushi rolls with your sharp knife, some rice and seaweed.
3) Sear them for no longer than 2 minutes a side so they are beautifully pink and rare inside and browned and slightly crispy on the outside.
Most importantly, you should enjoy these albacore tuna loins. They are something special.
Each 5-pound box should contain 5 pounds of albacore tuna loins, which are cut in half, vacuum-sealed in packages averaging 7 to 10 ounces.