TASTE & FLAVOR: Yellowtail (Hamachi) is a firm and full flavored meat that has a high oil content which gives it a buttery taste. Yellowtail is an amberjack not tuna - people often mix these species up but their taste and flavor profiles are much different.
PREPARATION: A local favorite, our Yellowtail (Hamachi) is sushi/sashimi grade and can be used for sushi, ceviche, grilled or fried. The sweet flavor and large flakes make it a very versatile fish for cooking.
FISHING METHOD: Gill-net / Rod and Reel
CAUGHT IN: San Diego, CA
BOAT: F/V Luise Caroline
FISHING SEASON: Year round but mostly caught between June and October.
HOW IT COMES: All of our fish is fresh, never frozen and comes delivered in gallon ziplock bags.
STORING: If you choose to store your fish in the refrigerator we suggest consuming it within 3 days of delivery. If you do not plan on eating the fish within 3 days we suggest freezing it immediately after delivery to ensure freshness. Before freezing we suggest removing the fish from the bag, rinsing it with cold water and patting dry. Then place it in a vacuum sealed bag, airtight ziplock bag, or double saran wrapped before freezing. To defrost run cool (not hot) water over the bag for 5-10 minutes. Defrosting in the refrigerator is the second best option.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please refer to NOAA's FishWatch.gov for more information on this species fishery.
NOTES: For deliveries each pound is a weight estimate, it is not exact. We do our best to get it as close to the ordered weight as possible. Each cut of fish is about 1-2lbs in size and we suggest ordering at least 2lbs for the best cut of fish.
NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked seafood or shellfish may increase your risk of food-borne illness.