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Specials & Top Sellers Randy's Picks Tataki-Style Tuna Loin 36 oz pkg contains 2 loins
Tataki-Style Tuna Loin

Tataki-Style Tuna Loin

36 oz pkg contains 2 loins |

Product #FTL201

Tataki is the Japanese term for a flash-seared fish fillet that's rare except for a thin exterior crust.
The smoky notes of the seared exterior highlight the ocean-fresh flavor of line-caught wild albacore — a deliciously different, striking way to serve this fabulous fish.

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MSC Certified
Number of Loins
Tataki-Style Tuna Loin 36 oz pkg contains 2 loins
$ 84.00 New in stock


  • Skinless-boneless*
  • Whole loins, unsliced
  • Minimum total wt. 36 oz (2.25 lbs)
  • Dolphin-safe
  • One of Randy's Picks
  • Smaller fish for optimal purity
  • Sustainably line-harvested by hand
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium "Best Choice”
  • 10X more omega-3s vs. frozen skipjack tuna**
  • 3X more omega-3s vs. frozen yellowfin (ahi) tuna**
  • Product of USA

*Despite great care, our medallions may infrequently contain small, edible bones
**Nutrient data for wild fish will vary — these are averages. Based on independent tests (Maxxam Analytics) of Vital Choice albacore and data from USDA Database Standard Reference 1 April, 2018.

All Vital Choice albacore comes from a certified-sustainable North Pacific fishery.

The fishermen line-catch individual tuna using the sustainable troll method,which ensures careful handling of each fish, safety for dolphins, and very minimal by-catch.

Thanks to its sustainable harvest, albacore from this fishery is categorized as a "Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Smaller fish, harvested by a local fisherman
Vital Choice albacore tuna is sustainably harvested by our neighbor Paul Hill.

Paul quickly flash-freezes it on his small boat to preserve the fish at its peak of freshness. Click here to learn more about our sustainably caught tuna.

Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over time, Paul provides us with younger, smaller albacore tuna (15 lbs. or less) for optimal purity.

Albacore Nutrition
In addition to ample protein, Albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D. These are the amounts in a 6 oz portion, which will vary annually and by harvest location:

  • Omega-3s: About 1,900 mg of EPA + DHA (3 to 7 times recommended daily intakes)
  • Vitamin D: About 1,000 IU (more than double the US RDA of 400 IU)

What People Say
"I never see fresh albacore in markets, so I never knew it was so good. It's as good or better than the yellowfin and bluefin I've had in sushi bars."
— Laura James, Boston, MA

Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.

Average Ratings: 4.5

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"Wonderful!" Joe H on 05/21/2018 16:35 Review: I really love this cut - you can sear it and serve it Tataki style or you can just let it thaw and slice as sashimi. I drizzled some macadamia nut oil on it and dipped in coconut aminos - delicious!

"Excellent" Dr Barb on 04/27/2018 02:37 Review: This is a hit with the whole family, even my very picky eater who has high functioning autism.

"Tuna Tataki" Kareen on 06/22/2017 16:31 Review: I love cooking the tuna loin a little more, then pulling it apart for tuna salad. It is so fresh tasting this way I have not eaten canned tuna in years.

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Ingredients: Pacific Albacore Tuna
Nutrition Facts
Albacore Tuna Tataki
Serving Size 2 oz (57g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g

Total Omega-3s >1982mg
EPA 463mg
DHA 1449mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain its quality for at least six to 12 months. Shellfish and lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish).

NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.


Thaw under refrigeration below 38° F (3° C). Use within 12 hours for best results. To quick-thaw, place unopened frozen package in cool water for 30 minutes or until fish is flexible.

Slicing and serving tips

For the best presentation, slice your whole Tuna Tataki Loins while still partially frozen. Cut the loin sections into slices about 3/4-inch thick.

Rinse the thawed loins quickly in cold, clean water.

  • Serve on top of mixed greens.
  • Warm and serve with stir-fried veggies and rice or noodles.
  • Serve sashimi-style on rice, with pickled ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi on the side.
  • If you wish, cook the loins further, slice, and serve as you would our regular tuna portion.
  • Note: It's perfectly safe and healthful to serve our Tataki withoug further cooking, because flash-freezing has rendered the tuna 100% sushi-safe.
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