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  Fresh Wild Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna (Maguro)/lb
Ahi Sushi | Sashimi Grade Yellowfin Tuna (Maguro)


 
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Ahi sushi is one of the most popular items among sushi fans. In the Hawaiian language, “Ahi” (ah-hee) refers to two species of tuna: bigeye and yellowfin. Although yellowfin Ahi is more familiar to most people, sushi chefs tend to prefer bigeye Ahi for its quality of flavor and slightly higher fat content. It is also a rarer fish, which makes it even more desirable. Ahi sushi may be labeled as maguro, though you will see this term more often applied to bluefin.

Ahi provides a firm texture with a mild flavor and lower fat content than bluefin. Its flesh ranges from pink in small fish to deep cherry red in larger fish. Larger bigeye and yellowfin are likely to boast a higher fat content, making them ideal for raw preparations. In addition to sashimi, sushi and poke, Ahi is excellent when grilled, broiled or seared rare. It also stands up to a variety of seasonings including blackening spice.

When you order our fresh, wild, sashimi grade Ahi, you will receive either bigeye or yellowfin depending on availability. For your convenience we remove most of the bloodline, but some bloodline is still present. Fish comes skin on.

Yellowfin vs Bigeye

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) have a slimmer profile than bigeye; and smaller yellowfin are also called “shibi” in Hawaii. Yellowfin tuna are found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Among the larger tuna species, yellowfin can get as long as six feet and up to 400 pounds but the average weight is 60 to 100 pounds.

The bigeye (Thunnus obesus) may be recognized by its plump body, its larger head and its unusually large eyes. Bigeye are found in the subtropical and tropical areas of the Atlantic (but not in the Mediterranean), Indian and Pacific Oceans. The highly migratory species is a fast-growing tuna that can reach about 6.5 feet in length and up to 400 pounds. It is generally larger than yellowfin and smaller than bluefin.

Aloha Spirit

Almost all of the U.S. commercial harvest of bigeye tuna comes from the Pacific and about half of that is harvested by Hawaii’s longline fishery. U.S. harvest of yellowfin tuna in the Pacific makes up only a small percentage of the yellowfin tuna harvested worldwide. Both bigeye and yellowfin landed in this region by well-managed U.S. vessels make for a responsible seafood choice.

We receive Ahi from three different U.S. vessels that work closely together in the waters between Hawaii and California. One of the longliners we work with is the F/V Kraken, owned by Captain Clint Funderburg and co-captained by Joe Crisci. A native Oregonian, Captain Clint recently relocated to San Diego from the island of Oahu. To read more about Captain Clint, visit TraceandTrust.com



Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 48 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
ahi tuna May 22, 2014
Reviewer: Jason from Durham, NC United States  
i have ordered this product about 3-4 times. most of the time, it's good quality and with minimal fuss. occasionally, there is some flesh that is so dark that it's basically black. the black sections don't have a fishy odor or taste like bloodline so i imagine that they are edible like the little black part of katsuo tataki. i wish the fish would be sold in longitundinal loin cuts instead of transverse filets because trying to figure out the most optimal cut against the grain with these 1" filets is not always easy.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great quality and very fresh April 21, 2013
Reviewer: Tom S from Huntersville, NC United States  
I bought 4 lbs of this Ahi at the end of last week. Arrived promptly the next day and was very fresh. Very very minimal blood line on it - only a few ounces maybe? - which is great in that you're wasting very little of what you've purchased.

I've been having most of this sashimi style with just a little bit of soy sauce and it's excellent - as good as any I've had at local sushi places. Also did some as a tartare or poke style with fried won tons - good as well.

Will definitely be ordering more in the future!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Worth every penny January 15, 2013
Reviewer: Rawonly from Huntington Beach, CA United States  
Just finished my first order. Every bite was delicious and had great texture. I have been advised to eat less beef and more fish. I only eat raw fish so this company is a great find so far. The fresh Salmon s awesome too.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Fresh clean and tasty November 3, 2012
Reviewer: Andy B from Wisconsin USA  
Fresh clean and tasty.  
I was very impressed with the  Tuna.
Great texture/taste, very fresh, we at it as sashimi and on Rainbow Rolls.


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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
GREAT QUALITY August 15, 2012
Reviewer: YUMMY FISH from , Central New Jersey  
Ive read some of the reviews prior to reciving my product saying that there was alot of blood and other materials in this fish that werent pleasant, but when i got this fish it was very pleasing no odor and exceptionally fresh. it had a great flavor and taste great in a sushi roll. deffiantly good quantity with quality. will buy agian :D

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