What’s Fabulous: Tonnino Tuna
Tonnino Tuna is a superb line of olive oil or spring water-packed tuna that sets a high standard for what’s possible when it comes to tinned or jarred tuna fish. You can also see what you’re getting because the yellowfin tuna fillets are packed in glass jars and thus clearly visible. Unlike canned tuna, they come in long strips. The product is produced in Costa Rica, by a Central American fish canning company and each jar has scannable traceability.
We sell 4 of their tuna fillet varieties, all but one of which is packed in olive oil: In spring water; In olive oil; With jalapeno in olive oil; Ventresca in olive oil.
A favorite is the ventresca, Tonnino’s premium product, with thick, pink chunks of yellowfin tuna belly. All of the varieties are mildly salted and flavorful without being too fishy, the criticism most people have of canned tuna.
You can drain the jar of its olive oil into a separate dish so you can use the oil in a dish you’re making. Check out their website for recipes. This is a recipe for a gourmet tuna sandwich. Otherwise just tip the open jar into a fine sieve and take care to not break the large pieces of tuna
to enjoy the luxury of its tender but meaty texture.