Product Storage Instructions


FRESH ITEMS

All fresh Tuna (Premium Grade, Select Grade, Bluefin)

Arrives in a 1, 3 or 5  pound fresh portion, wrapped in food-grade absorbent paper, then in an individualized loin bag. Fresh, (not frozen) Tuna can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer, the portion will be 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 does slowly diminish the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). Rule of thumb-- eat it while it's fresh!

Ōra King Salmon (New Zealand) 

Arrives in a 1, 3 or 5  pound fresh portion, wrapped in food-grade absorbent paper, then in an individualized loin bag. Fresh Ōra King can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. Unlike other species of salmon/salmonoids, the King Salmon from this specific farm is naturally parasite-free.  For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer, the portion will be 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 does slowly diminish the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). For best results, eat properly stored frozen portions within 1-2 months of arrival. 

 

Kampachi 

Arrives in a 1 pound fresh portion, wrapped in food-grade absorbent paper, then in a individualized loin bag.  Fresh Kampachi can be stored in the refrigerator for sashimi use immediately upon arrival. For raw consumption, eat within 1-2 days. Any longer, the portion will be 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 does slowly diminish the quality of the meat as the cell membrane is not well maintained in conventional home freezers). For best results, eat properly stored frozen portions within 1-2 months of arrival. 

Fresh Tai Snapper (New Zealand) 

Arrives as a fresh, whole 3-4lb fish (includes scale on, head/innards included). Upon arrival, this may be used immediately or up to 2 days for sashimi (raw) applications, or 3-5 days for cooking applications.  If not used immediately, you may store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Freeze immediately upon arrival for best results. After defrosting, store in refrigerator (with proper absorption padding) for 3-5 days.

 

Diver-Caught Uni

Uni will come fresh and should be kept in the refrigerator. You can store these trays for up to three days for sashimi use or one week for cooking preparations. We do not recommend storing in the freezer as thawing causes the pieces to liquify, but it is still usable-- so long as it's used within one month of freezing. FYI-- we love using our forgotten thawed uni for a creamy pasta sauce!

Live Wasabi

Store in refrigerator for up to one week, or keep in refrigerator inside of container with water (changing every 2 days) for up to 2 weeks.

 

Swordfish

Arrives fresh. Keep frozen for up to 3 months. Store in refrigerator and eat within 3-5 days from arrival. Frozen selections also available. 

 

FROZEN ITEMS 

Salmon Filet (Frozen, Canada)

Arrives as a 1 pound frozen and vacuumed sealed portion. Once thawed, this may be eaten immediately, or up to 24 hours raw. After 24 hours, we suggest cooking your portion.  You may store this in the refrigerator for 3-5 days after thawing.  Our portions are frozen at -35 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 days prior to point of sale/delivery. To store for later use and for best results, we suggest immediately putting in freezer, which may store for up to 4 months. 

Japanese Scallops (Hokkaido)

You may store this in the refrigerator for up to three days for raw consumption and anything after that for cooking preparations. To store for later use and for best results, we suggest immediately putting in freezer for up to one week for raw consumption or one month for cooking use.

 

Wild- Caught Shrimp

Eat as soon as possible for best results, may keep frozen for up to 6 months. If thawed and placed in the refrigerator, store for up to 2-3 days when properly stored.
*(Proper storage includes changing absorbent towel/pad in the storage container)

 

Gindara Black Cod

Frozen upon arrival. For best sashimi results, defrost and eat immediately for best results. Product stores well in freezer, consume as sashimi for up to 2 weeks and up to 6 months for cooking (when properly stored in the freezer). When defrosted and placed in refrigerator, consume raw within 1-2 days for best results and cook after 5-7 days from defrosting.

 

Wild-Caught Black Cod (Santa Cruz, CA)

Product stores very well in freezer, may store for 3-6 months for cooking (when properly stored in the freezer). When defrosted and placed in refrigerator, cook within 3-5 days from defrosting. We do not suggest eating as sashimi.
*(Proper storage includes changing absorbent towel/pad in the storage container)

 

Arctic Char (Iceland) 

You may store this in the refrigerator for up to three days for raw consumption and anything after that for cooking preparations. To store for later use and for best results, we suggest immediately putting in freezer for up to one week for raw consumption, two weeks for poke/searing, or 3-6 months for cooking use.

 

Wild-Caught Octopus (Alaska) 

Arrives frozen. Keep in freezer up to 3 months. Once defrosted, store in refrigerator for up to 5-7 days (with proper absorption). Product arrives raw and frozen. 

 

Regal New Zealand King Salmon

Pre-packaged Arrives frozen. Store in freezer for up to 6 months or up to 3 weeks in refrigerator when properly stored.
*(Proper storage includes changing absorbent towel/pad in the storage container)

 

Swordfish (frozen filet)

Arrives frozen as 1 pound vacuum-sealed portions. Keep frozen for up to 3 months. Once defrosted, store in refrigerator and eat within 3-5 days.

 

A5 Japanese Wagyu

Arrives frozen. Store in freezer for up to 3 months. Once thawed, store in refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

  

Kampachi (filet, frozen) 

Thaw and store in refrigerator, consume as sashimi within 1-3 days or cook up to 5-7 days after defrosting. Place in freezer for up to one week for raw consumption or one month for cooking preparations.

 

Wild-Caught Black Cod Collars (frozen filet) 

Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days, depending. To store for later, immediately place in freezer for up to two weeks. We also recommend eating the collars in a cooked preparation (baked, broiled, grilled. etc.), not raw-style as this cut is not fit for sashimi-style consumption.

 

Unagi

Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks, or 6 months in the freezer for best results. This species does already come pre-cooked and pre-marinated, so all you have to do is follow the directions on the package for re-heating and voila!

 

Atlantic Salmon Collars (Canada)

Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days, depending. To store for later, immediately place in freezer for up to two weeks. We also recommend eating the collars in a cooked preparation (baked, broiled, grilled. etc.), not raw-style as this cut is not fit for sashimi-style consumption.

    

Superfrozen O-Toro (discontinued as of 10/18)

Store in coldest/ deepest part of freezer (as temperature fluctuations occur whenever door is open and closed) for up to one week for sashimi use for best results. Any longer, the portion is subject to color change due to the sensitivity of the cut, but is more than okay for cooking grade. If you would like to thaw and use upon arrival, we suggest following the Superfrozen Handling Instructions sheet (also included with your purchase of Superfrozen O-Toro) for defrosting process and storing in the refrigerator for no more than two days for sashimi use.