Question: How Do You Cut An Ahi Tuna Filet?

December 30, 2009


Barnaby Dorfman's picture

First you want to clean away any remaining skin and silver connective tissue. You should now have a nice clean loin that is long, round, and tapered. Start at the thickest end and measure 1 to 1.5 inches to cut. The thicker you cut it, the easier it will be to keep the center rare, if that is desired. Use a long sharp knife to cut, in a single motion across the loin, and against the grain. Done properly, you should see rings, almost like a section of wood cut from a tree trunk.

Chris Paulk's picture

There is a great live demo on Youtube at a Japanese fish market.