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  Fresh Sashimi Grade Fatty Bluefin Tuna Belly Loins (Chutoro,Toro)/lb
Fresh Sashimi Grade Fatty Bluefin Tuna Belly Loins (Chutoro,Toro)


 

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In Japan, a bluefin tuna is graded by the quality of the cuts of meat which can be obtained from it, particularly the prized belly fat known as toro. Our fresh farmed bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) are caught in nets, then transported to open water pens and fed for almost a year in tuna farms in Mexico.

The belly loins are used to make the highest quality toro maguro in sushi bars. The high fat content of bluefin toro results in meat that is pink to white color with a rich, buttery taste that melts in your mouth. Toro is best enjoyed as sashimi or in sushi. We do not recommend cooking it.

While Pacific bluefin is considered overfished in some areas, it is not considered threatened. The U.S is working with ICCAT to rebuild wild bluefin stocks and adheres to strict catch regulations. U.S fisheries generally harvest a small fraction of the total Pacific-wide bluefin harvest, and represent only two percent of the average annual landings from all fleets fishing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Please read the following material on Pacific bluefin to gain a better idea of why we have decided to continue to offer this species:

http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/tuna/species_pages/pac_bluefin_tuna.html

http://www.pcouncil.org/highly-migratory-species/background/l

http://www.pcouncil.org/highly-migratory-species/background/



Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 27 Write a review.

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1st time customer has expectations exceeded August 22, 2014
Reviewer: Rescuefarmer from Charlottesville, VA United States  
Despite living in rural central Virginia, we've had the opportunity to sample fish on both coasts (and in between).  Moreover, we were a frequent customer of a now sadly closed sushi purveyor who made it a point of always give us his best fish.  The fresh New Zealand salmon we just received rivals the best of what he had to offer.  The tuna belly loins are perhaps not quite as good as the very best fish he ever served (over 20 years), they are better than most of the tuna I purchased over the course of 20 years.  The tuna I received was very close in quality to the picture you see above.  I will buy fish from Catalina again, and again, and again.  Actually, I should probably just have my paycheck direct deposited to COP.  Thank you kindly for some incredible fish. m

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out of this world good! June 18, 2014
Reviewer: Aileen W from Albuquerque, NM United States  
Uh...you guys have outdone yourselves this time.  My jaw dropped when I unwrapped the fish this morning...this cut is practically 50% toro and 30% chutoro.  Amazing and so incredibly fresh.  The sashimi I got out of this loin was like butter, so oily and smooth that I thought it was going to melt at room temp!  Delicious...thank you!

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Great purchase! April 21, 2014
Reviewer: Albert Kolesnikov from New York  
I am, admittedly, a bit of a sushi snob. Living in NYC, one can obtain the ability to become discerning with bluefin, so you could imagine my surprise when this 2lb guy came -

http://goo.gl/QnhlEC

Amazing quality, the ootoro was perfectly marbled, no sinew or grade B loins here. This was obviously a fresh cut. Cut it all apart, had with freshly grated wasabi.

I gotta give it to you Catalina, you guys know what you're doing! Bravo!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Like Russian Roulette when ording Tuna Belly Loins April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Eric Tang from Millbrae, CA United States  
Do not get me wrong.  Catalina do offer great products.  But when you order Tuna Belly Loins (Toro).  It is luck of the draw.  Because all other product have little difference between head of the fish to tail of the fish.  But with Tuna, the prize is in the belly. People do pay more for the Belly section.  If anyone every receive a cut that show in the first photo with very little red meat, please let me know.  Because when I order three times from Catalina, the first time I received 1/3 (Toro cut which is the pink and white cut) 2/3 (Chutoro - Medium Fatty Tuna) which is the red color.  The second time I order, I received 1/2 Toro cut and 1/2 Chutoro cut.  But the third time I received 100% Chutoro cut.  I did not pay $45 per pound if I know I am getting Chutoro cut. I paid Toro price but I am getting Chutoro meat instead.  I am willing to pay 50% if I know I am getting 100% Toro cut.  So my rating is not about the fish, it is all about the cut that they give you. Good Luck

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Fantastic quality January 31, 2014
Reviewer: George from Durham, NC United States  
Really just wanted to second what has already been said in comments.  Fantastic quality tuna belly, you just can't find it where I live at any price.  My piece had a small puncture but it was just a shallow nick, and frankly the value and even being able to get this sort of fish makes it beyond reproach.  Very grateful to be able to enjoy this with my wife, we haven't had fish anything like this good since living out by Sacramento where a ke bono and oto's had us covered.  Looking forward to getting more when I can!  Thanks a million Catalina OP!

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