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Bluefin Tuna

Ben7643 Feb 17, 2009 11:46 AM

I just got a piece of tuna at safe and save and it's an amazing piece dark bright red probably better looking then i've had at 90 percent of sushi restaurants. Anyway my question is on one side of the giant piece "the piece they were slicing from was enormous about 3 feet long and about half a foot wide" was a black fleshy part. What is this part, is it edible and if so what does it taste like compared to the red part of the tuna is it tougher fattier????


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  1. trojans RE: Ben7643 Feb 17, 2009 11:51 AM

    It's the blood line you dont want to eat it especially raw.

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      Ben7643 RE: trojans Feb 17, 2009 11:54 AM

      OH ok thanks good to know. How dangerous is it how far into the fish should i cut it off? I'm going to be searing it to about a medium rare.

      Found this http://www.chow.com/ingredients/555 it says the japanese prize this part of the bluefin so it must be safe if prepared properly.

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        bigtuna27 RE: Ben7643 Feb 17, 2009 06:49 PM

        You have to rinse w/cold water very long time like at least 5~6 hrs until it doesn't have dark color any more. Then you can cook w/soy sauce,sugar,mirin and ginger till the liquid reduced to very low. You have to use low flame to avoid breaking it pieces. It may still very strong. If you do this right, it goes very well with steamed rice. Enjoy

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          trojans RE: Ben7643 Feb 17, 2009 08:01 PM

          It wont kill you it's just fishy

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