If you are in the mood for a real treat, sushi-grade ahi (yellowfin) tuna is for you! Ahi are distinguished from other tunas by their bright yellow dorsal fins and yellow side stripes. Hawaiians call them "ahi" (fire). Yellowfin is red-fleshed, mild, and meaty, and it's more flavorful than albacore because of its higher fat content. The grading system is based on appearance, size, color, texture, and fat content. We love it in poke but it is also great lightly seared, sautéed, or grilled. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Higher mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb for $25.00
-- Ahi Poke (adapted from Anne Burrell / Food Network)
-- Tuna Ceviche with Avocado and Cilantro (Rick Bayless / Food and Wine)