Ahi Tuna

Thunnus albacares

Characteristics

  • Yellow Fin and Big Eye Tuna from Hawaii
  • Skin-on, belly flap off
  • Medium to dark red meat that cooks to a tan color
  • Firmness is an indication of fat content, not quality
  • Ahi loins, or “fillets” range in size from approximately 5 to 9 lbs

Handling & Storage

  • Store in cooler, between 1º to 4°C, with bloodline facing down
  • Keep tightly wrapped as exposure to air will cause Tuna to turn brown
  • Never allow Ahi to sit in melt water, as it will discolor the flesh

Seasonal Availability

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • Best seared and served rare
  • Remove the dark lateral line from the meat for a milder flavor

Recipe Fennel-crusted Ahi Tuna with Lemon Aioli Over Couscous