Go ahead, you deserve it! This sushi-grade ahi (indicated by the "#1") is a real treat.
Ahi is a Hawaiian name, meaning "fire." This tuna is distinguished from other tuna 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 but it is also great lightly seared, sautéed, or grilled and served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados, or anything else you have on hand. Who could ask for anything more? Seafood Watch rates it a "Good Alternative." Higher mercury level. Kosher.
1 lb. for $27.00
8 oz. for $13.50
-- Tuna Crudo with Capers (Taste)
-- Seared Tuna with a Ginger-Garlic Marinade (Cooks Illustrated)