Sashimi Grade Escolar Fillets (Shiro Maguro) ~1.20 lbs
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Have you ever tried Japan’s most controversial fish? Though revered for its healthy fat content and buttery taste, Escolar (Shiro Maguro) has somewhat of a controversial reputation – and its all down to the marketing of sushi bars. Often labeled as ‘super white tuna’, Shiro Maguro (also known as ‘butterfish’ and ‘waloo’) is sometimes confused with Albacore white tuna. Escolar is actually a completely different species, and is far richer to the palate too. Escolar can be broiled, baked, grilled or sautéed, and is commonly enjoyed as Sashimi in its own right – or as Nigiri.
Originating from Korea, our Frozen Sashimi Grade Escolar Filets have garnered a strong reputation among sushi bars due to their size and melt-in-the-mouth texture. While applicable to many varieties of fish sold for sushi and sashimi, the “Sashimi grade” standard is particularly appropriate for our ‘butterfish’ due to its exceptionally rich flavor. Produced for us by Interstate Food in Korea, our Frozen Escolar is cut, frozen, and vacuum-packed in-house in San Diego, California.
Sushi aficionados regard many species of fish as delicacies, however, Escolar is held in particularly high esteem due to its slightly moist, oily texture, and buttery taste. If you love the melt-in-the-mouth texture of wild salmon, Escolar is a must-try!
Note: Excessive consumption of Escolar has been known to cause gastrointestinal problems for some people due to its high concentration of natural fats. For this reason, it is recommendable to eat Escolar in small quantities (no more than 4 ounces per sitting).
• Premium, Sashimi grade Escolar originating from Korea
• Luxury fish with a rich, buttery taste
• Sold frozen in 1.2 lb packages
• Flash-frozen and vacuum-packed for optimal freshness
• Available year-round
• Produced by Interstate Food in Korea.