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Bluefin Toro, Farmed Atlantic Sashimi Grade Tuna
Coveted by sushi lovers for its rich texture and distinct yet delicate flavor
Availability: In stock
Availability: In stock
Toro is the term for the fatty part of the tuna, found in the belly portion of the fish. In sushi bars the world over, bluefin toro is among the most prized cuts. With its delicate flavor and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture, it is reserved for the highest-quality sashimi and nigiri sushi. Our farmed Atlantic bluefin toro is sourced from in and around the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Each hand cut portion is 5 oz with skin on, and may be square or rectangular in shape. Additionally, this toro is Super Frozen to naturally preserve its freshness and exceptional pink hue. The deep freeze method results in very little moisture loss when thawed and uses no added chemicals or preservatives. Note that certain species, like tuna, naturally turn brown once exposed to air or if stored in a traditional freezer. The Super Freezing technology slows this process but does not prevent it. For best results, we recommend placing Super Frozen tuna in the coldest part of your freezer and storing for no more than 7 days. To defrost, place the packaged frozen portion in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes, until thawed. Remove from packaging, then pat dry, and enjoy. Alternatively, remove frozen fish from packaging, wrap with a paper towel and place in the refrigerator to defrost overnight. Sustainability Aquaculture practices in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, include the capture-based farming of bluefin, also referred to as tuna ranching. Generally, tuna of various sizes are wild-caught then transferred to marine-based pens where they are fed until time of harvest. The sustainability of wild Atlantic bluefin (Thunnus thynnus) stocks is a top priority for management organizations. Historically the species suffered overfishing, but its population has gradually recovered. In 2006 the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adapted a 15-year recovery plan. Ongoing stock assessment, control measures and quotas continue to enforce the sustainable management of this important fishery.
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