Let’s clean the Bonito del Cantábrico!
Basque Cantabrian White Tuna is a food that comes from the Cantabrian Sea and is considered a quality product. It can be used to prepare a multitude of dishes, but one of the most important processes before preparing a good tuna recipe is to clean the skin and remove the bones from a good slice.
The most common and familiar way is to buy the tuna already cut into slices of varying thickness in supermarkets or fishmongers. However, knowing how to clean the fish is essential for a good fan of the sea. In this way, the quality level of the raw material can be checked first hand. How to clean tuna is very simple!
Step 1. Wash the tuna in cold water and dry it with absorbent paper.
First we will put them under a tap of water, in this way, we will remove the dirt, mucus and the rest of the scales.
Step 2. Cut off the fins
With the help of a knife or scissors, cut the lateral, lower and rear fins.
Step 3. Open the fish
This step is very important. Here we not only open the fish but also clean the inside, which is essential. And, the process is very simple. In order to clean the inside of the fish, we use a sharp knife and cut from the back to the edge. Once this is done, we wash the inside well.
Step 4. Remove the skin
This is a simple but sometimes costly process. In the case of bonito, the skin is lifted and pulled back on both sides of the fish. You’ll see, it’s easy!
Step 5. Open and fillet
To obtain the tuna loins, cut through the centre following the bones (on both sides of the fish). Once this is done, all that remains is to cut it to your liking.
Step 6. Taste it
The last step and the favourite of many. If you have already cleaned the tuna but do not know how to cook it, visit our website where we offer you a wide variety of recipes so that you can prepare a delicious and exquisite dish with Basque Cantabrian White Tuna.