Maine Bluefin Toro
$115.00 ($38.33 / lb)
Out of stock
***The 3 Lb cut is the smallest portion we carry. Please refrain from asking for 1 Lb units.
Loin makes up 4/5 of the sellable bluefin whereas the toro is only 1/5. For this reason the loin is more readily in stock than the toro.
Easily among the most coveted fish in the sea, the giant Bluefin Tuna is iconic. The largest and fattiest of the tuna, it also has the darkest meat once butchered – deep cherry red with the firmness of raw beefsteak.
We only purchase fish that are responsibly caught by line and harpoon in our local waters of the Gulf of Maine, harvested under strict quota regulations during the summer months when the fish migrate to our waters.
Every tuna we purchase is graded on-site to confirm its quality rating. We use a sashibo (a Japanese-made sharp metal probe that removes a thin core from the fish) and evaluate the flesh for color, visible fat content, and texture.
Once it passes our inspection, we commit to the purchase of the fish. We butcher our fish at our Portland facility.
- Species: Maine Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
- Catch Region: Gulf of Maine
- Seasonality: June-October, subject to catch limits
- Catch Method: Wild, rod and reel (preferred), line and harpoon
- Yield (Fillet Percentage): 78%
- Flavor Profile: Distinctive, full
- Texture Profile: Firm
- Substitute: Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Kampachi, Hamachi
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Available as a three-pound TORO cut.
Shipping and Handling (FAQ)
We prepare and pack your order the day it ships to ensure maximum freshness and quality.
We ship all perishables via priority overnight delivery. Place your order before 11:00 AM. est. and we can ship your order the same day!