Yellowfin Tuna Thunnus ibacor

A saltwater fin fish that is found in warm seas and popular as a game fish by anglers. This firm, meaty fish has a fantastic flavour which is great on its own or combined with any number of strong, sharp flavours. Their meaty steaks and lack of bones make it a popular menu choice.

Appearance

A sleek, streamlined fish adapted for speed being a talented predator. Metallic dark blue with silver or white underside.

Size

Yellowfin – max weight of 180kg

Source

All pole and line caught from dolphin friendly fisheries in the Pacific and Indian Oceans

Seasonality

All year round; follow monsoon season in the Pacific during summer months

Oil Content

High

Price Guide

High

Portion Size

Steaks & Loins; can be cut to customer requirements

Alternatives

Marlin; Swordfish

How To Cook

Best seared on outside and rare in the centre; grilled or pan fried but avoid creamy sauces due to high oil content. The strong, earthy flavour of this meaty fish is enhanced with sharp, spicy garnishes. Baking not recommended as dries out too quickly.



Fish Fact

Canned tuna was first produced in 1903

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