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Cooking Blackfin Tuna 101:
Background On The Blackfin Tuna
Blackfin tuna is the smallest "true tuna" or "Thunnus". A VERY large blackfin tuna is a 30-40Lber. Like other tuna they can be found in large schools and eat baitfish voraciously. Blackfin are often found mixed with schools of bonita.
Blackfin Tuna Range
Blackfin tuna can be found as far north as Massachusets , throoughout the Gulf Of Mexico and the Caribean, and as far South in the Atlantic as the coast of Brazil
Targeting Blackfin Tuna
Most blackfin tuna are caught on the trolling lures such as cedar plugs and "feather" lures. Blackfin can also be caught by vertical jigging, drifting with live baits, chunking cut bait, or kitefishing.
Food Quality Of Blackfin Tuna
While blackfin tuna might not be sushi-grade bluefin, it definitely makes a good eat, especially if you know how to cook it. We prefer eating smaller blackfin tuna because you will get better quality meat out of them. We put together a few recipes below on how to cook it. This article is part of a series of articles on how to cook your catch that we hope will help you share your passion for fishing with your family and friends and ultimately spend more time fishing.
How To Cook Blackfin Tuna On A Skillet:
This video posted by Jamie Oliver shows you how to make a great pan seared Blackfin tuna on a skillet. In the video, he is cooking a yellowfin tuna, but multiple types of tuna can work with this recipe. We hope you enjoy the video!
Below "Gregs Kitchen" put up another great video on how to cook your tuna on a skillet.
How To Grill Blackfin Tuna:
Here is "AllRecipes" Blackfin tuna on the grill recipe. This video has a good step-by-step procedure that you can watch while you are grilling your tuna.
Here's a link directly to the recipe.
How To Make Blackfin Tuna Sashimi:
In the video below Cpt. Dave Schugar cleans a Blackfin and preps it for sashimi & eats it right away. Yum! That's how good tuna sashimi can be. However, we recommend that you freeze your tuna and then thaw it out in your fridge before eating your sashimi.
Blackfin Tuna Tips:
Live Baiting For Blackfin Tuna: Spinning or conventional tackle with 20 - 30Lb monofilament.
Trolling For Blackfin Tuna: Conventional tackle with up to 30Lb monofilament.
We hope you enjoyed our article on cooking blackfin tuna with tons of recipes! This article was part of a series of articles on how to cook your catch, and part of a bigger goal that Bullbuster has to help you spend more time fishing. If you are committed to spending more time fishing become a bullbuster.net member. Also take a look at our brand direct fishing lines which ship directly from our factory to your doorstep.
We have a number of other recipes for you on the Bullbuster Community for a number of different species. Below we have included a few samples. Fishing recipes are important because they are a way to share your fishing passion with people who might not fish. It is also a way to keep fishing culture living on. We have posted recipes in this article series that have been around in a fishing family for over three generations, we hope that we can keep these traditions alive as part of our mission to help you spend more time fishing.
Check Out Recipes For Other Species:
If you are looking for recipes for how to cook another type of fish, below are a few of the types of fish we have recipe compilations for. These are just a sample - browse the Bullbuster community for more resources to spend more time fishing.
Best Recipes For Other Offshore Fish
How To Grill Swordfish- This is one of the best tasting fish that swims the ocean. Check out our compilation of recipes on how to grill your swordfish. Learn why you should eat swordfish when its freshest and different styles of grilling.
How To Cook Cobia - Learn how to cook cobia. Cobia, like swordfish is one of those fish that has its own unique taste. Learn the best techniques.
How To Cook Mutton Snapper - One of the better tasting bottom fish out there.
How To Cook Yellowtail Snapper - Fillet 'em or gut 'em and scale em. Get your yellowtail recipes here.
How To Cook Black Grouper: One of the best tasting groupers out there, especially if you know how to cook it!
How To Cook Gag Grouper: Gag grouper just like black grouper are great tasting fish, check out all the recipes we compiled for you.
How To Cook Red Grouper: Try out some cool recipes with red grouper, such as fish head soup!
Best Recipes For Inshore Fish
How To Cook Sea Trout - This is a compliation of the best videos on the web for how to cook sea trout. Everything from sea trout ceviche to cajun baked sea trout.
How To Cook Snook- This is another compilation of recipes for snook from around the web. Learn how to properly filet your snook, and grill out.
- Recipes For Cooking Redfish - This article combines a number of resources from all over the web to give you a number of options to cook your redfish.
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