It is spring, the perfect time for poke. This tuna is sushi-grade!
Ahi is a Hawaiian name meaning "fire," and this tuna is distinguished from others by its bright yellow dorsal fin and yellow side stripes. Its flesh is red and it is mild and meaty. It's more flavorful than albacore because of its higher fat content.
We love ahi in poke (as pictured above), but it is also great lightly seared, sautéed, or grilled. Try serving it fresh off the grill on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados. Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Higher mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $26.50
8 oz. for $13.25
-- Tuna Ceviche with Avocado and Cilantro (Rick Bayless / Food and Wine)
-- Seared Tuna with a Ginger-Garlic Marinade (Cooks Illustrated)