Species: Albacore Tuna
Scientific Names: Thunnus alalunga
Japanese Names: Tombo
Cut: 8 oz portion, skin off
Flavor: Mild, plain flavor
Method of Harvest: Long-line
Sushi Grade: Yes
Recommended Preparation: Sashimi, Sushi, or Light Searing, cooking
For Superfrozen Tuna:
Superfrozen Albacore can be stored in a conventional home freezer for approximately 1.5 weeks before oxidation occurs (change in color).
Method I: Place superfrozen product in cold water (preferably an ice bath) 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.
Method II: Remove the portion from the plastic bag, wrap with a paper towel and place in the refrigerator overnight. Cut and enjoy within 24 hours.
Riviera Seafood Club's Fresh Albacore ('Binnaga Maguro' in Japanese) is a staple to the seafood diet. Our Albacore tuna are long-line caught in the wild, and then offloaded locally in California.
Albacore is typically a more lean tuna, often seared lightly or cooked quickly so as not to dry out. A simple fish, easy to approach and with a hint of light umami to wash over your taste buds, complemented by a semi-soft texture.
Each piece is perfectly cut as a Saku (or Block), individually packed and shipped using overnight delivery to your door.
By superfreezing our fresh seafood, in special ultra-cold -60°C freezers, we are able to lock in the freshness and texture of our sushi-grade seafood, while also allowing you to store our products in your conventional freezer for later consumption.
Also, to help many of our customers, most of our superfrozen seafood is shipped out in 8oz portions so you can order more at one time to save on shipping costs, and so you can thaw only the amount you need.