Southern Bluefin Tuna NZ Chutoro 500g/Frozen
Southern Bluefin Tuna is considered the supreme tuna delicacy.
Our freshly caught melt in your mouth Chutoro is the medium fatty part of the tuna with a well marbled white-pinkish colour. Enjoy its beautiful flavor either raw or cooked.
These Sashimi Chutoro Blocks are blast frozen to -60C to maintain optimum quality to ensure colour, freshness and texture is preserved to the highest level. They are safe to be eaten raw, half cooked or fully cooked.
Blocks range in size approximately 300g - 600g and price is per 500g.
Solander and its associated companies is New Zealand's largest single quota owner and fisher for SBT (NZ QMS code = STN).
SBT being a migratory species means sustainability must be managed by a number of Nations. Most importantly Japan whom is essentially the sole significant consumer of SBT.
New Zealand is a signatory to CCSBT - which is an arrangement between most countries fishing SBT to maintain and monitor an agreed total catch. New Zealand's current allocation under CCSBT is 400 tonnes (less than 0.05% of the global total) and is managed strictly under New Zealand's own quota management system.
Every fish is carefully counted and recorded including those taken by whales. Almost all fish taken in NZ EEC are larger mature fish and consequently the number of fish caught to make up 400 tonnes is significantly less than those taken in the Australia juvenile fishery. Australia has an allocation of 5000 tonnes.
Preparation: Can be used for sushi and sashimi and with their superb eating qualities is often consumed raw. Grilled or barbecued, tunas are best seared and left rare centrally.
Availability: All year round while stocks last. Caught and available fresh from approximately March to August.
Shelf life: Once defrosted use within 3 days.
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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