Bigeye Tuna NZ Sashimi Block 500g/Fresh
Fresh New Zealand Bigeye Tuna Loin has been trimmed into a skinless and boneless sashimi in approximately 500g blocks.
This fillet has been specially prepared to use for sashimi or sushi. Also see our range of Sushi Toppings, Fillings and condiments.
Bigeye is a favourite fish of many chefs with its fantastic flavour, texture, and lots of flesh with no bone. It is considered a premium flesh for sashimi. Loins form the centrepiece for any dish. It also cooks brilliantly and is easy to prepare.
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.
Bigeye is caught in deeper, cooler water, has a higher fat content and longer shelf life than other tunas. The flesh of the Tuna is deep red.
Preparation: Most chefs prefer to use Bigeye or Yellowfin for Sashimi, Sushi or carpaccio dishes. If you have to cook it, searing it in a hot pan works well, but be very careful not to over cook it. The high fat content is ideal for grilling, roasting and pan searing.
Availability: Caught and available fresh from approximately March to August.
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.
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