BLUEFIN TUNA - PRIME LOIN STEAK
FUENTES - WILD-CAUGHT - FARM-RAISED BLUEFIN TUNA.
GRADE* AAA #01
This Bluefin Tuna Steak is cut from the rounded part at the top of the loin, is deep red in colour and perfect for light searing and serving with fresh ingredients such as yuzu, chilli & lime zest. Average steak thickness is 2.5cm
Bluefin tuna is a delicacy appreciated worldwide for its outstanding culinary and nutritional properties. Only a few products can make all the difference in the kitchen, and bluefin tuna is one example: a great ingredient worthy of the utmost care and respect.
Our Bluefin Tuna comes from FUENTES - the world leader in bluefin tuna production; for over 30 years, their bluefin tuna has been the first choice in the most demanding market: Japan. Fuentes provides the finest bluefin tuna, maintaining all its taste and texture intact, with precisely the right level of fattiness and full guarantees in terms of health and respect for the species and its habitat.
Fuentes is also the world leader in pioneering the traceability process that enables individual identification and accreditation of every single tuna and its parts. For each piece of Bluefin tuna that they sell, Fuentes has a complete record of the Microbiological analysis and fat content of the tuna and can trace the product back to the sea.
Fuentes Bluefin tuna is caught using the 'purse-seine technique, a highly sustainable fishing method designed for the non-capture of smaller fish. It also allows for the reproductive activity of the tunas even after their capture. ICCAT, a worldwide regulatory authority, allocates fishing quotas. Furthermore, a good portion of the generated income from the tuna is used to fund scientific research projects that directly support the sustainability of this prized species.
Bluefin tuna has been a notable feature of the Mediterranean diet for centuries, thanks to its numerous health-giving properties. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of its key features. It is also rich in minerals such as selenium, phosphorus and magnesium and provides a range of vitamins (A, B, B3, B9, B12 and D), as well as an outstanding source of high-biological value protein.
Our commitment is to guarantee a supply of bluefin tuna to our customers, offering the utmost quality and full guarantees regarding food safety and respect for the species and its habitat.
Buying & Preparation.
Before buying, we inspect each Bluefin tuna as a whole fish to guarantee the flesh's freshness, grade and colour. Whole tunas are air freighted to London each week. We watch as the tuna is butchered into its main parts, then select only the premium parts of the belly and the loin.
To offer the best quality fish, we blast freeze the tuna to -50°c. This process is essential to optimise the freshness of the meat, as fresh tuna flesh deteriorates very quickly. The freezing process kills off microorganisms, ensuring the tuna is perfectly safe to eat as a raw product.
The tuna is then transferred to storage at -60°c to preserve the colour and freshness of the fish and ensure no deterioration of the flesh takes place over time.
To ensure optimal quality, it is advisable to remove the tuna from its packaging before defrosting. Placing it on a plate in the refrigerator is the preferred method, as this minimises the risk of liquid accumulation that may discolour the tuna if the packaging is retained. For the finest culinary experience, it is recommended to use the tuna promptly, as extended storage in a home freezer may affect its colour. Although discoloured tuna remains suitable for consumption, for an unparalleled dining experience, we encourage using the tuna as soon as possible.Less
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COURIER DELIVERY (Tuesday-Saturday)
SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)
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|EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Sat)
|EXPRESS BY 10.30AM (Tues-Fri)
|EXPRESS BY 1PM (Tues-Fri)
|SATURDAY BY 1PM
DELIVERY DATE SELECTION
All orders received before 2pm can be dispatched the same day (Mon-Fri), unless a specific future date is selected using the drop down calendar on the basket page of our website.
For future date deliveries select the Express delivery option that best suits your needs, End of Day. Pre-1pm or Pre-10.30am. We deliver Tuesday through until Saturday, we do not deliver on Sunday.
All of our parcels are shipped on an express next working day service as standard, on the day before you have selected to receive it, usually with DPD or DHL. In accordance with all UK courier terms and conditions it is not guaranteed that your parcel will arrive the next day. Please consider this when planning for an event or party whereby goods absolutely have to be delivered on time.
If your parcel is time sensitive then please use the EXPRESS BY 10.30 AM or EXPRESS BY 1 PM option.
CHANGES TO YOUR DELIVERY
Any attempt to change your delivery address or divert your parcel once it has been despatched is done so at your own risk. Please make sure all delivery information is correct when placing your order. We cannot be liable for loss or delay of parcels whereby the customer has requested to change the delivery address whilst their order is in transit, this includes the request made to deliver to a pick up shop. There can be a minimum of a 24 hour delay when choosing to divert your parcel to a DPD pick-up shop so choosing this option or 'leave in a safe place' is done at your own risk. We cannot be liable for theft or spoilage of goods whereby you were not available to personally receive them on the day you requested on the calendar.
If you have selected Saturday as a delivery date please be aware that over the weekends we have no access to courier phone or email support so it is essential that you provide any 'additional delivery information' in the "notes" section when placing your order so you parcel is successfully delivered.
Saturday delivery is available for UK mainland only.
LOCAL PICK UP
You can collect your order from our warehouse between 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday. Simply select the PICK UP option after the basket page of our website at the checkout. Your order can be ready to collect within 30 minutes. Please feel free to call us to arrange if the date you selected on the basket page refers to courier delivery (Next Day). +44 (0) 1732 757 770
For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.
To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice. These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.
JERSEY, ISLE OF MAN & NORTHERN IRELAND
Jersey or Isle Of Man delivery days are Tuesday to Friday from £35. Please select the Jersey option at the checkout.
For Northern Ireland please select our standard shipping service. We do not deliver on to Northern Ireland on Saturdays.
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TRANSIT TIMES & PACKAGING
All ingredients that we sell are hand selected choosing from the best product available.
We only use premium express courier services and aim to have produce out of our hands and into yours in the shortest possible time.
All perishable goods orders are safely packed in high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network, guaranteeing freshness for a minimum of 2 full days in transit. Much longer in colder seasons.
The vast majority of frozen food shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this. In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in straight in your freezer. Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.
All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper. This is suitable for storing in your fridge. If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac. Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.