Peppercorn Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Tataki: A Classic Culinary Masterpiece

Posted: Oct 15 2017

Some people think of seared yellowfin tuna tataki as a summer dish. But when it’s smoked with peppercorn, it delivers a fresh-off-the-grill flavor that transcends the seasons—and the weather outside.

Smoked black pepper mingles an aromatic earthiness similar to rosemary with a smoky nuance that doesn’t overwhelm the warmth of the peppercorn. Fish For Sushi’s smoked yellowfin tuna tataki is a simple, delectable treat to serve to family and guests, and easy to incorporate into all kinds of tuna tataki recipes including sashimi, sushi, salads and others.

What is tataki?
Tataki is a Japanese-style method of preparing various types of fish or meat. With tuna tataki, the fish is quickly seared on the outside, then marinated briefly in rice vinegar and thinly sliced for serving. The traditional presentation includes garnishes of finely sliced scallions and shredded ginger, with soy sauce for dipping.

Tataki originated on the Japanese island of Shikoku in the Tosa region, which is now part of Kochi Prefecture It was here that the tataki technique of grilling meat and fish was first introduced to the Japanese by European explorers in the 16th century.

Fish For Sushi’s peppercorn smoked yellowfin tuna tataki is so expertly prepared, you don’t need a smoker or a grill to evoke the flavor and fragrance of the full tataki experience. Each bite brings all the elements of the smoked peppercorn and the buttery texture of the yellowfin together, just as it’s served in fine restaurants. It is a delightfully simple way to bring the essence of the ocean to your table.


Sustainably caught

Fish For Sushi’s yellowfin tuna is fully traceable and harvested from a sustainable fishery. Within an hour of catch, our yellowfin is stored in freezers using Superfrozen technology at a temperature of minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve maximum freshness and flavor. It arrives at your door ready to thaw, peppercorn smoked, and pre-cut for easy searing.

Responsibly caught yellowfin tuna is a good choice for sustainability-minded consumers according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Website. Fish For Sushi is committed to sustainable fishing practices to deliver the highest quality tuna, sashimi, and other popular seafood selections directly from the source: the ocean.

Health and dietary benefits

As it happens, our peppercorn smoked yellowfin tuna tataki is a healthy and delicious source of protein and omega-3 fats that may lower your blood pressure and your risk of cardiovascular disease. It is also packed with potassium, niacin, and a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential to maintaining a healthy body. For the weight-conscious, tuna tataki makes a great low-calorie, low-cholesterol meal.

Tennessee Williams’ iconic play “Summer and Smoke” could be a metaphor for a different sultry love story taking place in the kitchen. Peppercorn smoked yellowfin tuna tataki is a culinary classic that delivers a memorable presentation and indulges the senses but without the sad ending.

From catch to kitchen, we utilize Superfrozen technology to deliver top-quality peppercorn smoked yellowfin tuna tataki , transported at the precise temperature from our market to your door to ensure freshness. The result? Fresh tuna that's reflected in the naturally vibrant, freshly-caught color the Tuna recovers upon defrosting.

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