Albacore tuna also know as chicken of the sea is caught by troll fishing. Albacore tuna are usually between 3-5 years old. It is great for canning and high in omega-3 fatty acids. There are many ways to prepare your Albacore Tuna. Barbequing your tuna is a great way to make a good meal for the whole family, just add your favorite sauce. Baking is another quick way to please those looking on the bit more healthy side.
Albacore tuna and salmon can be eaten rare, but unlike most other fish albacore tuna cannot be filleted due to the soft texture of its meat and its unusual bone structure. It comes available as fresh or frozen tuna loins or steaks. Firm while cooked, albacore tuna caught from trolling is extremely soft when raw.
When preparing your albacore tuna make sure not to overcook, making it tasteless and dry. Fresh albacore tuna should be consumed within 2 days of purchase and kept in the coldest part of your refrigerator until ready to cook. While frozen albacore tuna can last up to 4 months in a freezer if sealed properly. Fish such as albacore tuna that are rich in Omega-3 have been linked to reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and even aiding in lowering of blood pressure.