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Lidia has shown canning her own tun in glass jars on her program a time or two. That would give you the fine control on the grade and quality of tuna you want to store.

 

I've never seen that but I'll be watching for that episode now! The last time we went Tuna fishing we wound up with a little over 500# in a few hours that netted around 200# of meat. Canning would have been a great way to preserve some.

 

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post #32 of 44
That's a great idea Dave!
We hope to go fishing while back home in Hawaii next month,
what better souvenir to bring back but home canned Tuna ( or Ahi )
Though we were reading not too long ago that there has been
a big shortage of Ahi and no one knows why yet

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post #33 of 44

Not tuna, but there's a chance canned fish is one reason I am still alive today.  I used to be an avid mountain climber.  Back in March of 1977 I was involved in a trip that had a winter ascent of the north face of Mt. Hooker in the Wind River mountains as a goal.  I could go on and on about that trip.  I'll just say that one climber was from the Olympic Peninsula area.  His grandfather had caught a bunch of salmon and had it canned.  We took what seemed like a 50 pound bag of those cans on this extremely cold, arduous 3 week winter journey in the wilderness.  That nice, fatty salmon packed in oil was just what we needed.  While it lasted, that is.  I won't go into the last couple of days when all we had was boullion cubes and Starburst candy.

 

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post #34 of 44

Reminds me of some of the back packing trips I've been on in years past Teamfat. Even the worst canned fish is better than freeze dried ice cream! lol.gif  I just picked up a new MSR camp stove with my REI rebate after finding that Coleman discountinued the bottled fuel for my other stove. eek.gif

@Kaneohegirlinaz Your killing me with the Hawaii trip! (but I'm happy for you).  I've been pricing tickets the last few days as we have fallen head over heels for the big Island over the last several years. It's a photographers and foodies paradise. I've heard the same about the Ahi. The Tuna we fish for are usually Big Eye and Yellowfin off the OBX in NC or Blackfin in the keys. I was supposed to fish with Norm Issacs off Kona in '99 but got stuck in LA after a AA non strike or sick out but that's another story.

 

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post #35 of 44
We were buying the Kirkland brand canned tuna, but the Chicken of the Sea albacore in water that they carry is just a little better
I've always wanted to try the Italian tuna in olive oil, but boy, it's pricey for a sandwich
I've tried it in red sauce with pasta, looks good though, some crusty bread, a jug of wine and thou ... tongue.gif

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post #36 of 44

I have no clue as to why I was thinking about this while on vacation, but Miss KK, you got stuck in my head.  One morning I was looking for something to throw together to take to the beach with us, when I spied this can of tuna.

 

Hawaii May 2012, really great can of tuna

 

Coral brand tuna in Hawaii was considered the "cheap stuff",

but what's a gal to do when she needs to feed her man? 

Can I just tell you all how absolutely fantastic that brand of canned tuna fish was...

I tossed the content into a bowl, added a tablespoon or so of Mayo

(shhhhh, don't tell my husband, he claims to HATE mayonnaise),

some S&P and some grated sweet Maui Onion, that's it. 

Slapped it between two pieces of Love's (think Wonder) bread and off we went.

Anything that I used from my in-laws pantry, I went to the market and bought a replacement for.

In Honolulu now, the can of Tuna was a little more than $1.00

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post #37 of 44
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That's one I've never seen kgirl.

 

The best tuna sandwich I make is from fresh tuna obviously but who can afford that on a regular basis.  Lately I've been relatively pleased with the bumble bee brand chunk light tuna.  Had to stop eating canned tuna last year during pregnancy and not allowed to eat too much of it still.

 

Didn't I just hear that there was a blue fin tuna sighting on the west coast recently?

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post #38 of 44

I'm not sure if you read this AP article ...

 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jQLZGd4Qz6APSA3YNA2Wkyi3HGBQ?docId=8aef0b7418e546cb85f6436b3ff6b49e

 

 

I got an oppertunity to talk to some of the fisherman in Honolulu, and thy're just scratching their heads

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post #39 of 44

I started to think more about canned Tuna; Coral brand Tuna and why I preferred its taste.

I couldn’t recall where it was packed, them an old memory popped up.  As a kid riding the City bus through the docks on Ala Moana blvd, past the canning plant, you had to hold your nose when the ladies got on the bus until they got off farther into Kalihi.   That's how fresh it was though, from the boat, straight to the plant.

 

I found this article from the Honolulu newspaper …

 

http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/20100901_Tuna_truths.html?id=101945758

 

I totally forgot that Tuna use to be canned in Honolulu.  Maybe that’s why it tasted so good to me, that and I hadn’t eaten it in a while.  The next time I go to the market here in Arizona, I’ll try the Bumble Bee brand, since Coral is still fresh on my taste buds.

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post #40 of 44

Don't eat a lot of canned tuna, but pretty much ONLY buy solid in olive oil.  Agree with earlier poster that some of the stuff in water, even if solid, is extremely DRY?!?  Saw someone on a food show using tuna in a jar??  NOT something in everyday supermarkets.  Found it once in Trader Joe's.  At first wasn't gonna buy it cuz of the price... something like $4-5... then realized it was about twice a much as a normal can.  It was FABULOUS!!  Big slabs of tuna in olive oil that actually tasted like olive oil.  All it needed was a nice squeeze of lemon juice.   Kicking myself for not buying more, cuz I've never seen it again at TJ's.

post #41 of 44

This one is the best canned tuna I've ever had. At $5 a normal-size can, it's expensive, but once you check out the videos on their site and read around, you'll realize that it's much more than your regular canned tuna. It tastes great. 

 

http://www.americantuna.com/

 

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post #42 of 44

Most of the brands are not consistant, they vary quite a bit by date.  I find that commercially a brand from American Roland to be good. Everyone is Albacore happy this is hype because it not the best kind. Like salmon is pushed as sockeye which is also not the best (king is). If you buy a brand you like, go back right away and buy more of the same lot number as it could change the next time.

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post #43 of 44

Costco's Kirkland is my favorite and that of our Boston terriers when we're out of dog food.  I'd try another, but Trader Joes is in the next town. We live in the central valley, not a lot of choice.  However, we still eat bologna and white bread too!

post #44 of 44

ITALIAN TUNA FANS: Perhaps you're referring to the Tonino GENOVA brand.  Very good, around $2.50 for the 5oz can in our market.  Far preferable to any water-packed, and any other vegetable or olive oil-packed tuna I've used or tasted.  Solid light style, not shreds, bits or sawdust...wild caught, Mediterranean premium yellowfin, dolphin safe - what more could one ask?  Next to canning one's own tuna, this is an exceptional product.


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