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Two Yellowfin and One Skipjack Tuna

There are several kinds of tuna:

Thon albacore is the one you are most likely to see in tins or cans (boites), which is the same as thon jaune, thon blanc or thon blanc germon.

Thon à nageoire jaune: yellowfin tuna

Thon Listao: skipjack tuna

Thon rouge: Atlantic bluefin tuna with its steak-like deep red flesh is the most prized tuna; the ventrèche (or parpelette) the fatty centre of the belly is one of the tastiest bits.

Other tuna words

Filets de thon: fresh tuna or the best kind of preserved tuna (usually sold in glass jars)

Miettes de thon is tinned tuna in small bits or ‘crumbs’

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Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by sodai gomi