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Save the Tuna!
Posted By: SaltyDog - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/24/2014
Location: KDH - Colington
Total Posts: 233

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 5:02 PM




Hey all! Wondering if anyone had some good tips for keeping fish tasting fresh. Particularly Tuna. (we seem to always have an abundance of Tuna at the end of the year) We vacuum seal everything we keep, but last season's tuna always gets fishy for us unless we trim all the exposed edges off. I've thought about filling the bags with water before sealing to prevent exposure, but haven't tried. Anyone have any suggestions other than eat faster? ;) Beer

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RE: Save the Tuna!
Posted By: chief5130 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 10/8/2013
Location: Melbourne FL / Corolla
Total Posts: 1071

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 5:59 PM




This has worked for me.
Clean the fish. Do not rinse the fish in fresh water. Vacuum pack. Do all of this the same day you catch the fish, or ASAP, then freeze.

I bet others have their method.

RE: Save the Tuna!
Posted By: J4yDubs - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2015
Location: Jamison, PA
Total Posts: 775

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 7:38 PM




Anyone have any suggestions other than eat faster? ;) Beer


You don't have to eat faster, you just need to eat more. Wink smiley Sorry, don't have any advise for you, but I'd like to have your problem... Big grin

John

RE: Save the Tuna!
Posted By: bigtuna - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/17/2009
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Total Posts: 161

Date Posted: 9/6/2017 9:07 PM




Take your tuna directly to Austin's Seafood in Nags Head and have them vacuum bag and flash freeze it. They use the thick vinyl bags which will keep it longer in the freezer.

RE: Save the Tuna!
Posted By: Pickle - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/3/2009
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 1975

Date Posted: 9/7/2017 7:42 AM




First you have to vacuum seal it immediately. Every piece of Blood Line has to be trimmed off. You're going to loose some meat doing this. Most Tuna that is personally sealed will loose quality after several months. My personal opinion is that Tuna kept longer than 3 to 4 months should be made into Tuna Salad, Tuna Cakes or Fried, yes fried. I have no experience with Austins, but I don't think they "Flash Freeze" in the same manner as big Commercial Operations. Now what you might not know is that any soft flesh fish in the Mackerel Family (Tuna is in it), Bluefish, Amberjack do not freeze as well as firm fleshed fish such as Tilefish, Sea Bass, Trigger Fish and Grouper. The latter can be kept a year. Eat more Fish.

RE: Save the Tuna!
Posted By: rpemers - (Send PM)
Member Since: 8/19/2016
Location: Holland, MI
Total Posts: 298

Date Posted: 9/8/2017 3:28 PM




Take your tuna directly to Austin's Seafood in Nags Head and have them vacuum bag and flash freeze it. They use the thick vinyl bags which will keep it longer in the freezer.



I vacuum seal fresh fish as well but I think flash freezing is the key. You get a banana Banana

I buy flash frozen sashimi grade tuna locally and it is as close to fresh caught as you can get.


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