BLUEFIN TUNA - SAKU BLOCK

£15

Balfegó - Farm-Raised Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Saku Block

Bluefin tuna, the most prestigious and luxurious of all fish but when caught in the wild are also the most endangered.

Our 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. Fishing quotas are allocated by ICCAT, a worldwide regulatory authority. Furthermore, a portion of the generated income from the tuna is used to fund scientific research projects that directly support the sustainability of this prized species.

Balfego's pioneering traceability process enables individual identification and accreditation of every single tuna and its parts. For each piece of Bluefin tuna that they sell, Balfego has a full record of Microbiological analysis and fat content of the tuna and can trace the product all the way back to the sea. 

On top of offering a guarantee of quality, this system allows Balfego to certify that each piece of tuna has been captured according to regulation, which ensures the continuity of the species and proves that Grup Balfego acts within the frame of International organization-assigned quotas.

Akami is the darkest and leanest part of the tuna and comes from the top part of the fish and is better for raw preparations such as tartar and nigiri.

Chutoro is cut from where the belly blends into the darker, loin meat - less fatty than Otoro with more flavour than Akimi.

Otoro is the most prized and comes from the belly which is the fattiest part of the tuna, it can be served raw and thinly sliced for sashimi and sushi preparations. However, it can be very quickly seared in a hot pan on all sides, sliced and served 'tataki' style with fresh ginger, chilli and ponzu, or cut thinly and simply blow torched. 

All of our tuna is carefully prepared here in the UK as soon as it is delivered. We then use an IQF freezing technique that brings the temperature down to -40° in approximately 3 minutes. This ensures that the fish you receive, once defrosted, will be in perfect condition and offer the same performance as a fresh fish. Seared tuna will be deep pink - to dark red in the centre and our tuna can also be used as sashimi or tartar.

Image of 250g Bluefin Tuna Saku Akami Block, Please note block shapes vary as does the colour of tuna when frozen.

Storage: Keep frozen at -18°C until the expiry date mentioned on the pack or Keep refrigerated for 24 hours before consumption

COURIER DELIVERY (Tuesday-Saturday)

SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

Please ensure you select the correct shipping option at the checkout. 

EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Sat)
£8.50
EXPRESS BY 10.30AM  (Tues-Fri) £18.50
EXPRESS BY 12PM (Tues-Fri)
£12.50
SATURDAY BY 12 NOON
£24.50

 

DELIVERY DATE SELECTION

All orders received before 3pm 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-12pm or Pre-10.30am. We deliver Tuesday through until Saturday, we do not deliver on Sunday.

EXPRESS DELIVERY

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 12 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.  There is 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.

SATURDAY DELIVERY

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.

 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 756 587

PACKAGING

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.

All ingredients that we sell are hand selected choosing from the best products available. Our fresh meat, fruit and vegetables are vacuum packed in fully recyclable bags to protect them during transit and also to keep them fresher for longer once you receive them. 

PACKAGING

For the shipping of 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.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of 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 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 frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.

FRESH TRUFFLES

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.

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