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Mojambo?

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I recently recieved a present of frozen mojambo - air cured bluefin tuna?
Does anyone know which region it's typical of?
Also serving sugestions/companion dishes? So far, I've done as a tapa, thin slices, with a lightly spiced dipping oil.

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  1. I think you mean mojama... It's from the Atlantic side of the south coast of Andalucía, mostly around Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz. This is a huge Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing area--dating back thousands of years--because the tuna run (starting right around this time of year) through the straight of Gibraltar. It's cured by salting it. I'm headed down to this area in a few days and hope to do some "research." I'll let you know if I see any other preparations--thinly sliced and drizzled with olive oil is the norm.

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    1. re: butterfly

      Yes, and thanks for the correction. We get the giant tuna here in the gulf of Maine also. Sometimes 500 kgs.! Most of it gets shipped to Japan for sushi. Please do let us know if you discover other mojama presentations.