Tuna (Maguro) Articles

Massive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Nova Scotia

Marc Towers and Neil Cooke came to the coast of Nova Scotia with a goal: catch a bluefin tuna. Clocking in at an average of 6.5 feet long and over 500 lbs, these torpedo shaped fish are respected for their size, strength and endurance, making them some of the toughest...

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The most expensive tuna ever sold

And we have a new winner! As is usual, on the first auction for the new year at the Tsukiji fish market, a new record was set for the most expensive tuna sold. Selling for $736,000 (56.49 million Yen), the 593 pound (269 kilogram) bluefin tuna came out around $1,238...

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The Origin of the California Roll

Ah, the humble California roll. While I often refer to this as the "Big Mac" of rolls, it is actually quite tasty, given its lack of any real historical precedents. California rolls are far from traditional sushi, but they aren't as far from the norm as you might...

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New Bluefin Tuna Price Record

And we have a winner! Today, January 5th, 2011, a 754 pound bluefin tuna was sold in the Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan for a whopping $396,000 (or about $526/lb). What makes this even more interesting is that the last record sale price was recorded on the exact same...

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An Evening of Sushi at Home

As I do on occasion, last weekend I decided to make sushi at home. We had some friends over, supplied the fish and the sake, and for a few hours, we were our own itamae (sushi chef).  My order from arrived on Friday, and I immediately prepared the food and stored it...

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