Alternative Names: Longfin Tuna, White Meat tuna
Monterey Bay Recommendation: Canned tuna that bears the MSC certification logo is considered a Best Choice. Pole caught and Troll caught fresh tuna is a Best Choice from any fishery.
Uses in Cooking: Canned tuna is widely used in sandwiches and as a component in many boxed products like Tuna helper. Fresh albacore can be grilled, seared, baked, blackened, Fried, Poke, Sashimi.
Similar Fish: Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna
Description: Fresh albacore is firm and steaky with a mild flavor and medium sized flakes. It is dark pink when raw and becomes white with a slightly brown or pink tint to it when cooked. It is highly regarded as a food fish.
Fun Facts: The pectoral fin of the Albacore tuna can be 30% of the length of its body. They are prized by fisherman for their powerful fight and aggressive feeding patterns.