Tuna is one of the first fish many of us eat, but the wild albacore tuna from Lummi Island Wild is an entirely different experience. Wild caught and prepared fresh, our tuna loins, medallions, and cans are perfect for a workday snack or a romantic dinner at home.
Albacore wild tuna has the lightest flesh of all tuna species, but it retains a savory, meaty flavor. Rich yet mild, albacore meat tends to be softer than Bluefin but firm enough to cook beautifully on a grill. With a moderate fat makeup and high nutrient content, this fish will slip easily into any diet – no matter your seafood preferences.
Wild Tuna Options from Lummi Island Wild
Lummi Island Wild is proud to offer the best albacore tuna available online. We have a variety of albacore wild tuna options. Whether you’re in the mood for a wild-caught tuna medallion or sashimi-grade tuna with the convenience of a can, you can buy it with us. All our albacore tuna is troll caught in the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to being the best-tasting tuna you’ll ever try, you’ll feel great about our products’ low environmental impact.
We sell two wild albacore tuna preparations: frozen and canned. Our frozen tuna is available as albacore loins or albacore medallions. Both are boneless and shipped right from the source. All of our albacore tuna meat is processed while frozen. This allows the meat to retain its succulent texture and taste for when it eventually reaches your door. These frozen pieces are easy to prepare, so they can make for an easy weeknight lunch or a special occasion weekend dinner.
We are extremely proud of our canned tuna, which is sashimi-grade and the highest-quality canned fish we’ve come across. We offer albacore tuna cans and albacore tuna ventresca. The latter contains the prized belly meat of our albacore tuna, while our regular cans comprise more common cuts of fish. Regardless, both can be eaten straight from the can and used in salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. Elevate the schoolyard tuna sandwich with this grown-up pantry staple.
How to Cook Wild Albacore Tuna
Albacore tuna has a nuanced, light flavor. As such, many prefer to eat this fish rare and lightly marinated. Popular marinades often include soy sauce, olive oil, black pepper, and/or lemon juice. We prefer a light lemon marinade and a 5-minute grill on high heat. However, we know that not all our customers are used to cooking fresh albacore tuna. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, we’ve provided a few of our favorites below.
- Grilled or Pan-Cooked Albacore with Soy Marinade
- Korean-Style Seared Tuna
- Olive Oil-Poached Albacore Tuna
- Albacore Tuna Sliders
- Tuna Niçoise Salad
We also know that our canned tuna is extremely popular. While we’re always content eating sashimi-grade tuna right out of the can, this guide from Bon Appétit provides some fun, creative ideas to mix up your canned tuna meals.
What to Expect from Lummi Island Wild Albacore Wild Tuna
Our wild albacore tuna cans ship as cases of 8, 12, 16, or 24, and they do not have any special shipping and handling instructions. Our albacore loins and medallions ship frozen. When they arrive at your doorstep, unbox the package and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. If you prefer to keep your fish longer, tuna will last in the freezer for up to two months.