Tuna, Bigeye

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Species Name:
Thunnus obesus
Sustainability Rating:

Yellow – Good Alternative

What:

Bigeye Tuna is a true tuna of the genus Thunnus, and belonging to the wider mackerel family, Scombridae.

When:
Available Year-Round (sporadically)
Where/How:

Where – Hawaii, California

How – Wild Caught/Long line

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsSince Bigeye Tuna tend to spend their time in cooler waters than other tuna, it has a bit higher fat content. Luxurious texture, amazing flavor.

For Your Menu

MenuAmazing raw – try Bigeye Tuna in sushi, sashimi, ceviche or escabeche!  No matter how you cook this delicious fish play off its rich texture.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffIf you’re lucky enough to get some local Bigeye Tuna in, make sure you play it up to your guests!


For Your Retail Display

Retail If you order fresh Bigeye, suggest your customers try it raw when they get home! Amazing as a ceviche, this is a great fish to try a new recipe on. Also amazing grilled – don’t over cook it!