Bigeye Tuna

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Bigeye Tuna is caught primarily by long line boats in Hawaiian waters. It usually has a very high fat content due to the fact that it is caught in very deep and cold water (750 -1500 ft). The highest quality fish is in the 50 - 250 lb range and is sold primarily for sashimi. It has a mild flavor that can be cooked a variety of different ways as well. Smaller Big Eye in the 20-50 lb range are becoming popular in many mainland restaurants for grilling.

Flavor Profile:
Flavor
 
Full Mild Moderte
Texture
 
Full Mild Moderte
Nutritional Facts:
Serving Size: 100g/3.5 oz (raw)Amount per serving
  • Calories Fact Value
  • Fat Calories 15
  • Total Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat Fact Value .5g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Protein 27g

Scientific Name:

Thunnus obesus

Seasonal Availabiliy:

All

Cooking Preparations:

  • Bake
  • Boil
  • Broil
  • Fry
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam

Lb Size:   10-150

Yield:   55-57