Spring is here! If you want to kick it off in style, this sushi-grade ahi (indicated by the #1) is for you! Ahi—its Hawaiian name, meaning "fire"—is distinguished from other tunas by its bright yellow dorsal fins and yellow side stripes.
Yellowfin is red-fleshed, mild, and meaty, and it's more flavorful than albacore because of its higher fat content. We love it in poke, but it is also great lightly seared, sautéed, or grilled. Watch the video showing how to make Sesame Crusted Ahi on a bed of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados or anything else you have on hand. Who could ask for anything more?
Because of the high cost of sushi-grade tuna, we are offering two portion sizes: ¾ of a pound and the usual one pound. In the store just choose the size that you'd like.
Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Kosher. Higher mercury level.
1 lb. for $26.50
¾ lb. for $20.00
-- Anne Burrell's Ahi Poke (adapted from Anne Burrell/Food Network)
-- Seared Tuna with a Ginger-Garlic Marinade (Cooks Illustrated)