Sushi Ingredients - Sushi Fish - Albacore
Sushi in Sushi
is fished around the whole world,
but it is rare in the Japanese fisheries. Only a very small amount is
June and July in the Shizuoka,
regions (in the Pacific currents),
so most of them are imported from other countries. Although rare in Japan,
not expensive, for the flesh isn’t favorable for sushi. Most sushi
do not use albacore, but they are popular in the more casual style
sushi franchises. The albacore had a bad reputation among sushi chefs
soft flesh, but that will change soon.
Albacore is about 3 feet long, and
roughly 55lbs at its largest stage, and considered a very small tuna.
pectoral fins (bin in Japanese
fishery terminology) are uniquely
long, and therefore named the binnaga
maguro. (naga, meaning
nicknamed the dragonfly (tombo).
is widely used for canned tuna,
and is also good prepared as a meuniere, or fried with bread crumbs.