Albacore Tuna (Tombo)

Thunnus alalulunga

Characteristics

  • Caught throughout the South Pacific
  • Loins average 5-12 lbs
  • Skin on
  • Flesh color ranges from pale pink to light red, depending on diet
  • Best value of all the Ahi Tuna’s

Handling & Storage

  • Keep well chilled and well wrapped, in cooler between 1º- 4º C
  • Minimum shelf life is 3 days from delivery
  • Keep tightly wrapped, as exposure to air will cause tuna to turn brown
  • Store with bloodline facing down

Seasonal Availability

Flavour/Texture Profile

Cooking Tips

  • This is the leanest of all the fresh Ahi Tuna’s – do not overcook
  • Excellent for grilling and serving rare

Recipe Grilled Tuna with Papaya & Vegetable Salsa