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thegreatboudini
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Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna

so, how much up better is this stuff than yellowfin

I picked up a lil bit from rouses to grill later.

Cook the same as YFT?

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lsuoilengr
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
fry it up like you would a tilapia fillet


thegreatboudini
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Great contribution


oldcharlie8
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
are you eating it tonight?



thegreatboudini
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Yessir


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KingRanch
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Sear it. Olive oil, salt and pepper


Rouge
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I can't tell difference if seared


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lilwineman
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I find the flavor to be heavier than that of yellowfin. I know quite a few people who prefer yellowfin, but I'm on the bluefin bandwagon. The price was right on that too. $20 a lb isn't too bad.


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oldcharlie8
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
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Sear it. Olive oil, salt and pepper


this. but, VERY VERY LIGHTLY.



thegreatboudini
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Gonna light up the egg later and see what this stuff is all about.


oldcharlie8
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
i usually sear a steak about 20 seconds on each side at the most. i slice thin and eat practically raw. i just dip it in soy.



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Degas
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Slice raw, sashimi style. Dip in Ponzu sauce ftw.


TigerstuckinMS
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Hmm. Tataki.


Janky
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
What rouses did you find it?


thegreatboudini
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
Youngsville


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Tiger inTampa
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
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Slice raw, sashimi style. Dip in Ponzu sauce ftw.


This and serve at about 44 degrees.

IMHO it is "fattier" or a little buttery in comparison to the yellow.

Would not even think about searing it any longer than to just change surface color.

also good price on it. Here in Tampa when I can find it it's usually $23-$25 a pound so I don't get it often.
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joeleblanc
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
my cultured palate finds it to be rather blase'. And yes I've had the real thing in Japan along with real Kobe beef which also wasn't all that and a bag of chips.



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Dandy Lion
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re: Yellowfin vs bluefin tuna
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TigerstuckinMS

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Tataki




Carpaccio doesn´t suck, either.









ETA That bluefin looks pretty drab. I wonder when it was it caught (with respect to time of photo in ´la pescadería´).



Degas
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That bluefin looks pretty drab.
Probably because it wasn't treated with carbon monoxide, which is used to obtain that fake bright red color in order to make tuna "look" fresher.

Here's a good read.
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Just because a slice of tuna is brown, it does not mean it is not fresh. And other factors determine the color, including the fat content, species and cut. The finest fresh bluefin, which sells for up to $40 a pound at Tokyo's wholesale fish markets, is not a deep red but a pale pink because of the fine web of white fat that permeates the red flesh. Top-quality toro is often a brownish red.


JasonL79
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That bluefin looks pretty drab


The bluefin in the pic is actually not that bad looking. The yellowfin (above it in the pic) doesn't look good though. It looks old to me.

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Just because a slice of tuna is brown, it does not mean it is not fresh.


Brown tuna usually is not fresh. It's true that brown tuna can still be fresh but in general brown equals older fish. But you really have to know all the shades of a tuna's meat the cycle it goes through. Fat throws a wrench in the grading process.

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And other factors determine the color, including the fat content, species and cut. The finest fresh bluefin, which sells for up to $40 a pound at Tokyo's wholesale fish markets, is not a deep red but a pale pink because of the fine web of white fat that permeates the red flesh. Top-quality toro is often a brownish red.


The finest bluefin will usually be a bright orangish/redish and you can see the fat marbling throughout the meat. Bluefin is a different animal from yellowfin though.

When it comes to yellowfin, you want to see that cherry red/translucent color. The paler it gets (without being treated) the lower the grade is. A #1 will start off cherry red/translucent and then start turning paler red until it gets white to brown. This process will usually take 2-3 weeks for it to go from #1 to #3(brown).

And like you said, carbon monoxide makes tuna (not all tuna though) red. You have to start off with a red tuna for it to work. The color of tuna after being treated is not natural and I can spot it right away. I don't agree with the statement in the article about treated tuna never going brown. Treated tuna does change colors after it goes bad. It will turn paler and get streaks of brown/white/hypercolor as it ages. I see it all the time in the supermarkets.


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