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, otherwise known as troll-caught, albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast gets a “Super Green” rating from the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and is MSC-Certified.
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. The loins might be easier to sear, too, depending on your approach and if you have a very sharp knife.
Customers tend to do 3 things with the loins:
1) Make sushi rolls with your sharp knife, some rice and seaweed.
2) 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.
3) Make Hawaiian-style poke. See this wonderful albacore tuna poke recipe.
Most importantly, you should enjoy these albacore tuna loins. They are something special.