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Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna

-blog created on December 29, 2014
ahi tuna on a plate with lemon slices

Ahi tuna is one of the most sought after fish on the market. Ahi is a type of tuna that is found in open waters of tropical and subtropical seas worldwide. Various reported sizes of Ahi tuna have ranged as high as 94 inches in length and 440 lb in weight.  Ahi tuna gets its name from its Hawaiian name ahi, yellowfin is becoming a popular replacement for the severely depleted supplies of Southern bluefin tuna. The second dorsal fin and the anal fin are both bright yellow, thus the common name, and can be very long in mature fish. The main body is very dark metallic blue, changing to silver on the belly, which has about 20 vertical lines. Giovanni's Fish Market carries a healthy inventory of ahi tuna for your culinary enjoyment!
Commercial fisheries catch yellowfin tuna with encircling nets and with longlines. The fish are mainly sold in frozen or canned form, but are also popular as sashimi. According to the Hawaii Seafood Buyers Guide, Ahi tuna is widely used in raw fish dishes, especially sashimi. This fish is also excellent for grilling. Yellowfin is often served seared or rare. Yellowfin buyers often recognize two grades, "sashimi grade" and "other", and Giovanni's is no exception to this. However, they don't mess around with 'other' grades of fish, they only bring you the freshest and the best . Ahi tuna is the premier choice for sushi lovers. Its purplish flesh and sweet meat are ideal not only for sushi lovers, but is absolutely wonderful seared, and left rare on the inside. Giovanni's Ahi tuna comes from Hawaii, so you are guaranteed the best Ahi tuna on the market.

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