Tuna Information

Tuna is what the Outer Banks is most famous for, and for good reason. It is a favorite of sushi lovers for its mild, buttery flavor when eaten raw. Tuna can also be grilled and seared to perfection. Rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus, tuna is also incredibly healthy and is a great source of lean protein.

Yellowfin: Taking up a majority of our catches, yellowfin tuna is mild tuna with reddish pink, firm meat. Its fresh meat is used for sushi and grilling.

Big Eye: Bigeye tuna (or Ahi-tuna) is a fattier tuna than yellowfin, making it a richer tasting, darker red meat that is ideal for sushi and grilling. Its name comes from the unusually large eyes of the fish.

Bluefin: The king of tuna. Bluefin is a highly sought after fish for its sport AND it's decadent meat. Like bigeye tuna, bluefin tuna has fatty, dark red, rich tasting meat that makes the best sushi of all the tuna species. Atlantic Bluefins can reach over 1,000 pounds!

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Tuna (poke) it is sure to please the more adventurous seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavor, although fresh frozen tuna will produce acceptable results.

  • 2 pounds fresh tuna steaks, cubed 
  • 1 cup soy sauce 
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions 
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper (Optional)

Step 1: In a medium size non-reactive bowl, combine Ahi, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chili pepper; mix well.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Step 2: Enjoy!