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Old 08-14-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Glad I found this forum!

I've been watching good old Gordon Ramsay and his Ahi Tuna recipes. I googled and discovered it was another name for yellowfin tuna. I went to the grocery store and bought some and made up the recipe.

I was disappointed in the presentation because right off the hop, the Tuna was grey in color not a beautiful ruby red.

I've attached a picture, can anyone tell me what the heck is going on here? This is suppose to be fresh fish maybe only a few days old?!


And to be completely honest they look more red in the picture then they are. They look "almost" as grey as the outer edge in the second picture!

Is it because its not fresh that day, and also when I cook it, it gets only pink in the center. Maybe I need a thicker filet?
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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Older or twice or three times frozen filets, I hated living without a half decent fish house.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:02 PM   #3
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Tuna should not naturally be beautiful ruby red, even when you cut it off a still flipping fish.

Read this article, it should answer your questions.

http://tampabaychef.blogspot.com/201...-tuna.html?m=1
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That bright red tuna you see has been frozen and exposed to carbon monoxide/nitrogen "smoke" to artificially give it a bright color.

Fresh tuna will be darker red, almost bloody like.

Nevermind, fender beat me to the punch.

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Thats frozen junk. Get some fresh ahi grade tuna and you will see a night/day difference.
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Looks like freezer burn to me.
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Curious- where are you located? Sold in kilograms?
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Curious- where are you located? Sold in kilograms?
I'm saying Canada
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Curious- where are you located? Sold in kilograms?

I'm gonna guess Canada on the Atlantic side!
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