Frozen Sushi Grade Escolar (Shiro Maguro)
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Considered a luxury item in sushi bars, escolar is delicious as sushi and sashimi. It can also be broiled, grilled, baked or sautéed. Wonderfully succulent, escolar provides great balance of flavor and buttery texture that melts in your mouth. Our frozen sashimi grade escolar is a product of Interstate Seafood and originates from Korea. It is hand cut and vacuumed packed at our facility in San Diego, California. Fillets are skin off.
Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is often referred to as butterfish, walu/waloo, or super white tuna. When you see the term "shiro maguro" on a sushi menu it is often either escolar or albacore tuna. Albacore is the only species allowed to be marketed as "white tuna" in the U.S. so be sure to ask the chef what's being served! Escolar contains wax ester oil, which has been known to cause gastrointestinal distress in some people. Pregnant women or individuals with malabsorption may be at an increased risk. For this reason we recommend enjoying escolar in small portions (4-6 oz).