Albacore Tuna Half Loins | Alaska Gold Seafood
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Prized by sushi fanatics, this albacore tuna is truly special. Caught off the coast of Washington state while they are building up fat for winter, these tuna are line-caught and blast frozen immediately upon reaching the boat to preserve freshness. Most customers agree that the best way to enjoy our albacore tuna is in a sushi or poke recipe.
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Albacore tuna is caught all over the world. But it is widely regarded among sushi chefs that the line-caught albacore tuna caught off our Pacific Northwest Coast is the best tasting and most nutritious. What makes them the most delicious and nutritious is the fat. As a highly migratory fish, the albacore tuna we catch off the Pacific Northwest coast is at its peak in terms of consuming nutrients as it prepares for its trans-Pacific migration. Gorging on sardines, anchovies and herring make these albacore tuna rich in heart-healthy oils.
These albacore tuna are not just line-caught, they’re bled and then blast frozen immediately on the boat for supreme quality. Using freezers that get air temps down to -30 or -40 F gets the core temperature of the tuna down to zero degrees. Getting the tuna this cold prevents "oil migration" and keeps the quality intact.
In our fishermen-owned co-op, a great number of our salmon and halibut fishermen scream with glee when these albacore tuna loins are available because they recognize the work involved to achieve a quality albacore tuna. Their boats are frequently provisioned with our canned tuna as well.
And our albacore tuna is sustainably caught. Our line-caught albacore tuna is considered one of the healthiest fish on the planet, both for body and planet. Line-caught albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast gets a “Super Green” rating from the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and is MSC-Certified.
If you’ve had our popular canned tuna, these are the loins from which the medallions for the canned tuna are cut. These loins are cut in half, and then vacuum-sealed in seven to ten-ounce packages.
Customers tend to do 3 things with the loins:
1) Make Hawaiian-style poke. See this wonderful albacore tuna poke recipe.
2) Make sushi rolls with a sharp knife, some rice and seaweed.
3) Sear them for no longer than 2 minutes a side so they are beautifully pink and rare inside and browned and slightly crispy on the outside.
Most importantly, you should enjoy these albacore tuna loins. They are something special.
**Pro tip: When making sushi, it is much easier to cut these loins when they are still partially frozen.
Each 5-pound box should contain 5 pounds of albacore tuna loins, which are cut in half, vacuum-sealed in packages averaging 7 to 12 ounces.
Albacore tuna is also known as white tuna, so you can expect our tuna loins to be paler in color compared to other tuna varieties, like yellowfin tuna.
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat1.5g2%
- Saturated Fat0.5g2%
- Trans Fat0g-
- Monounsaturated Fat0.5g-
- Total Carbohydrate3g2%
- Dietary Fiber0g0%
- Total Sugars0g-
- Include Added Sugars0g0%
- Vitamin D5mcg25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Each 5-pound box should contain 5 pounds of albacore tuna loins, which are cut in half, vacuum-sealed in packages averaging 7 to 10 ounces.