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Bluefin Tuna Chu-Toro

60 total reviews

Details

Species: Bluefin Tuna
Scientific Name: Thunnus orientalis
Japanese Name: Hon Maguro
Cut: Saku (Block)
Flavor: Distinct medium-full flavor ranging from light to rich umami
Texture: Ranging from soft to semi-firm; skin-off, no bones
Source: Ranched in or near Baja, Mexico
Method of Harvest: Ikejime
Sustainable: No
Responsible: Yes
Packaged: Fresh (never frozen) or Superfrozen
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Light Searing

Storage

For Fresh Bluefin Tuna (never frozen): Fresh Bluefin Tuna can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer and the tuna will become searing, poke, or cooking grade. You can also freeze these portions immediately upon arrival and store for up to one week for sashimi use or 10 days for poke, searing, and cooking preparations (keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish in a conventional home freezer diminishes the quality of the fish. Rule of thumb-- eat it while it's fresh!

For Superfrozen Bluefin Tuna: Store in conventional freezer, for best results and to reduce chance of oxidization (color change) please consume immediately or within 1-2 weeks of receiving product. Once thawed, consume within 24 hours.

Defrosting

For Fresh Bluefin Tuna (never frozen): Fresh Bluefin Tuna can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer and the tuna will become searing, poke, or cooking grade. You can also freeze these portions immediately upon arrival and store for up to one week for sashimi use or 10 days for poke, searing, and cooking preparations (keep in mind that freezing sashimi grade fish in a conventional home freezer diminishes the quality of the fish. Rule of thumb-- eat it while it's fresh!

For Superfrozen Bluefin Tuna: Store in conventional freezer, for best results and to reduce chance of oxidization (color change) please consume immediately or within 1-2 weeks of receiving product. Once thawed, consume within 24 hours.

Riviera Seafood Club's Pacific Bluefin Tuna Chu-Toro is a renowned cut, most famous for the mixed gradient of Akami and Toro/Otoro. Our Bluefin tuna are responsibly caught in the wild, and then sustainably ranched in the pristine waters of Baja, Mexico by Bluefiná. Each and every Bluefin is harvested to order, always utilizing the Ike Jime method to maximize flavor and texture.

The Chu-Toro Cut is sushi and sashimi grade with perfectly balanced fat content, resulting in a smooth, buttery taste with melt-in-your-mouth texture typically found at high-end sushi bars. With each bite your taste buds are greeted with a distinct medium-full flavor that shifts from light to rich umami, complemented by a texture ranging from soft to semi-firm.

Each piece is perfectly cut as a Saku (or Block), individually packed and shipped using overnight delivery to your door. If you are intending to consume the seafood raw, do not re-freeze bluefin tuna as this will ruin the integrity of the fish.

We offer our Bluefin tuna two ways, either arriving fresh (never frozen) which needs to be consumed as soon as possible or Superfrozen. Superfreezing is a method of freezing foods below -60°C, locking in the freshness and texture, while also allowing you to store in your freezer for later consumption making this option extremely convenient.

Time your defrost process to a couple of hours before your meal for the optimal outcome.

Yes and no. Yes, you can refreeze it for a future cooking preparation. No, if you plan on using it for raw preparation.

Yes! We suggest that most super-frozen products may be stored in a conventional freezer for up to 2 months upon usage.

The United States is late to the game... Many countries, including Japan, depend on this technology to assure minimal loss in quality and maximum gain in shelf life.

Customer Reviews

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Anthony

Just right amount of fatty tender meat

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Anna

Perfect, as usual!

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Minh

Excellent!

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Anthony

Always amazing quality chutoro. Melt in your mouth, buttery goodness. One our family favorites.

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Richard Jones
Best Pacific Bluefin Tuna Chu-Toro

I am hooked!

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Mike McCann
Great,Great,Great

Great BF , Smooth, full of flavor.

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PATRICK BAKER
Incredible!!

I got a block of O Toro, chu toro and the toro. First time trying bluefin and wanted to give all the cuts a try and they did not disappoint! Packaging was great, beyond expectations and the fish was absolutely incredible. I will be a return customer

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Gary Pressley

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Chu-Toro

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Jose

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Chu-Toro

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Di
Very good

This was my first order from this company. The fish quality is amazing. And the customer service is 5 star - answered my questions really fast.
I lived in Japan several years and now live in a town in the states without access to the food I enjoy.
So far I have tried the bluefin tuna chu-toro and otoro, both were fantastic. I have not opened the salmon and yellowtail yet. I am sure it will be good too. Can’t wait. Def will reorder.