Albacore Tuna NZ Sashimi Block - OUT OF SEASON
Fresh NZ Albacore Tuna Loin has been trimmed into a skinless and boneless sashimi block, approximately 500g.
NZ Albacore is available from March through to August approximately.
Shipping Time: Tuesday to Friday
Availability: Out of stock
Buy fresh Albacore Tuna, for Sushi or Sashimi at Gourmet Seafood.
This fillet has been specially prepared to use for sashimi or sushi. Also see our range of Sushi Toppings, Fillings and condiments.
Albacore has a pink to white flesh and is used in cooking and raw fish dishes. Larger fish have a pinker flesh colouration and greater fat content. Solander Albacore are generally larger fish averaging around 18kg per fish.
Tunas have firm, thick fillets and make succulent meat substitutes. Cutlets and steaks can be cooked by grilling, barbecuing, baking, smoking, poaching or marinating. Grilled or barbecued, tunas are best seared and left rare centrally. Highlight with intense flavours such as charred capsicum, eggplant, balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressings on a bed of bitter greens and aioli, roasted garlic, and Japanese wasabi, soy and pickled ginger. Alternatively, prepare a baked dinner of tuna, with a herbed crust to seal in the flavour and prevent it drying out.
Albacore flesh is softer than other Tuna. It has a steak-like texture and large moist flakes; medium oil content with more omega-3 than other tunas.
Preparation: Albacore is often smoked. It also grills well. Can also be used for sashimi, poaching, marinated steaks etc. Care must be taken to avoid over cooking.
Availability: Fresh Albacore Tuna is available from approximately March to August and frozen year round while stocks last.
Shelf life: Best consumed on arrival or within 3 days of receiving product.
Eat tuna for your health: Tuna is an excellent source of Omega 3 (approx 0.5g per 100g) which helps in lowering blood cholesterol and maintaining a healthy circulatory system. Tuna is also a good source of vitamin B3 used for the nervous and digestive systems, the skin and the manufacture of hormones.
Suggested wines: Tuna flavours are definite, and well accompanied by medium to full-flavoured white styles and some reds.
A herbaceous semillon or vegetative sauvignon blanc will be pleasant with sashimi or grilled tuna.
|Shipping Time||Tuesday to Friday|