Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Massive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Nova Scotia

A gigantic bluefin tuna, destined for sushi plates around the world, has been caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. Over 20,000 pieces of sushi will come from this fish.

http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/11/28/massive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-nova-scotia/

Sunday, November 25, 2012

1,000 pound tuna caught off Nova Scotia. That's a lot of sushi!

Tuna can grow big. Really big. Canadian Marc Towers, 30, recently caught a tuna so large that they had to tie a rope around the fish to bring it ashore. He fought the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia, and realized it was too large to pull into the boat.

While not a record breaker, this huge fish will no doubt end up on the plates of Japanese sushi aficionados, and will fetch a hefty price. Being a bluefin tuna, the increasingly endangered species, it will command a hefty price in Japan, where the flavorful sushi made from its deep red flesh is much sought after. I hope they enjoy it as in 10 years or so there will be no more bluefin tuna to catch in the Atlantic as the species is so close to commercial extinction that the only toro to be found will be from the odd fisherman who is lucky enough to catch one while trolling.
Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Marc Towers, 30, wrestled with the huge fish for two hours before he pulled it to the surface of the water off the coast of Canso in Nova Scotia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238284/Anyone-sushi-Fisherman-catches-1-000lb-tuna-make-20-000-pieces-delicacy.html#ixzz2DHN4ak2v
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sushi for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is most often associated with turkey, however I spent my Thanksgiving indulging in all you can eat sushi. Rather than making a mess at home, I went to a buffet at a rather nice hotel with a buffet, and while there were a plethora of choices, All I could really focus on was the sushi. From salmon sashimi to escolar (often called "super white tuna," even though it has nothing to do with the tuna species) I gorged on sushi most of the afternoon.

Mamosas and and bowl of ikura topped off the afternoon, and while I wasn't sure how the dinner would progress, progress it did. A rest composed of conversation and laughter, and then back to the sushi bar we went. My son, an avid sushi fan, piled his plate high with salmon sashimi and nori maki, while I stuck to nigiri sushi and sashimi, and a few different styles of tuna. Unfortunately there was no toro to be found, but that's to be expected at a buffet. The good stuff doesn't come out unless the wallet opens wide, and at a prix fixe meal, you can be sure to find only the basics.

The sushi was pretty good, and it was a very pleasant thanksgiving, even without the traditional turkey. It may be something that we will do again next year. No clean up, no hassle, and good food with good people. We can still give thanks with a plateful of sushi as well as we can with the turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes.