YELLOWFIN TUNA - SLICED LOIN
WILD YELLOWFIN TUNA GRADE AAA #01
Found throughout the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans, yellowfin represent 29% of the world’s tuna catch.
More than three-quarters of the world’s tuna catch is consumed in Japan and the most widely served tuna in its 30,000 sushi bars is yellowfin. It is also the tuna most commonly served raw or cooked in European restaurants and the best-selling or most widely consumed MSC-certified tuna in the US. Ruddy coloured, leaner, and more affordable than bigeye or bluefin, it appears on menus as sashimi and nigiri or lightly seared in tekkamaki rolls.
Its firm flesh works well grilled or seared rare to medium-rare. A flash-in-the-pan light touch is key with tuna – overcook it and you might as well be eating cardboard. Yellowfin’s medium-to-mild flavour also makes it an ideal candidate to be marinated – try it cubed and soaked in soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger then served with avocado, edamame, and rice in a bright and healthy poke bowl.
Tuna can earn one of four grades according to its freshness, size and shape, colour, texture, and fat content. Grade No. 1 (‘sashimi-grade or ‘sushi-grade’) is the best with visible marbled fat and the highest fat content.
Colour and storage. Deep red to light pink.
To offer only the very best quality tuna, once cut, we blast freeze the tuna to -30°c which takes a matter of minutes. This process is essential to optimise the freshness of the meat, as fresh tuna flesh deteriorates very quickly and is never as good after a few days of cutting.
Please be wary of slowly frozen tuna, as slow freezing allows ice crystals to form that makes the flesh watery as the protein breaks down.
The tuna is then transferred to storage at -50°c to preserve the colour and freshness of the fish and ensure no deterioration of the flesh takes place over time. This process lightens the colour of the fish dramatically but it is only temporary. When the flesh defrosts it will return to its original colour.
Defrosting and home storage. Your tuna will arrive in an insulated pouch in addition to insulated packaging. Inside each pouch is a -45°c ice pack, the safer equivalent to dry ice. For home storage, remove the tuna from the pouch and place it in the freezer for a period, no longer than three months.
It is better to defrost the fish as quickly as possible shortly before you need to use it. This is achieved by removing the tuna from the insulted bag and placing the sealed vacuum pouch with the tuna inside, in a bowl of cold water for approximately 20 minutes.
* When referring to ± weights you will not receive a size increment greater than 25g under the listed weight.
Origin: Sri Lanka - Indian Ocean
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 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-12pm 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 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, 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.
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 thick, wool lined, insulated boxes with Eco friendly Ice packs, 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.