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Pacific Bluefin Tuna Akami

41 total reviews

Details

Species: Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Scientific Names: Thunnus orientalis
Japanese Names: Hon-Maguro
Cut: Saku (Block)
Flavor: Distinct bold flavor with light umami
Texture: Semi-firm; skin-off, no bones
Source: Mexico
Method of Harvest: Ikejime
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: Superfrozen Bluefin Tuna can be stored in a conventional home freezer for approximately 1.5 weeks before oxidation occurs (change in color).

Defrosting

Place superfrozen product in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, until thawed. Remove the portion from the plastic, pat dry and wrap with our white butcher paper provided. Cut and enjoy within 24 hours.



Riviera Seafood Club's Fresh Pacific Bluefin Tuna Akami ('Hon-Maguro' in Japanese) is prized around the world for its rich, meaty flavor and delicate features. Our Bluefin tuna are responsibly caught in the wild, and then ranched in the pristine waters of Baja by Bluefiná. Each and every Bluefin is harvested to order, always utilizing the Ike Jime method to maximize flavor and texture. 

The Akami Cut is the least fatty of the Bluefin Tuna cuts. Our Bluefin selections are sushi and sashimi grade, but we also recommend lightly searing this specific cut--it's also delicious. Upon introduction to your palate, notes of a distinct bold flavor with a hint of light umami will wash over your taste buds, complemented by a semi-firm texture.

Each piece is perfectly cut as a Saku (or Block), individually packed and shipped using overnight delivery to your door.

Note: It is common practice to inject carbon monoxide in Bluefin Tuna to prevent a change in color after long storage. We DO NOT agree with this method and NEVER inject our bluefin tuna with carbon monoxide.

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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Peter Jenkins
Very impressed!

I'm very impressed by the quality of both the tuna and the packaging/shipping. I will definitely order more, and recommend Riviera to others.

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Japger
Good but Different

Compared to the bluefin tuna (Akami) I am accustomed to, it is different and does not have the depth in taste, which makes bluefin tuna more desirable than other species of tunas. Also, some of akami saku are close to ahi tuna in color and taste. Still, any fresh-tasting tuna sashimi is better than no tuna sashimi!

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Chris Ess
Fantastic

Food quality and selection is fantastic. Received my fresh Tuna Fin and it was absolutely amazing

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Kevin Robinson
Second order review

I also purchased chutoro in the same order. I ate the akami first followed by one of the pieces of chutoro. I still have three more pieces of the chutoro in my chest freezer. So far I’ve made nigiri and fotomaki from each. I also made some hand rolls using my home grown Green Shiso Leaves. Everything was EXCELLENT.

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Herbert Ishikawa
Bluefin Akami

The akami was fantastic! I usually buy big eye but there is no comparison between the two. Will definitely order more soon.

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Robert Sexson
Good fish

Made some sushi and it was some pretty dang good fish. Delivered quick!

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Rudy
Akami

Still taste fresh and good even after 3 days in the fridge. Better than what you get from most of the Japanese restaurant around here. No CO2 spray to make it colorful and attractive.

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Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

It’s very fresh and professionally handled and packed.
We really enjoy it and appreciate your works.
I also received your hand written thank you notes that’s very nice!

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Rachel Handley

Fresh Bluefin Tuna (Akami)

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S Lin
Best in the business

This was my first time ordering from Riviera and there is no. The quality of the products and customer service simply are the best in the business. I am a fan and there is no gong back.