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Skipjack Tuna

SKIPJACK TUNA

skipjack tunaThe skipjack tuna is found mostly in tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest and most abundant of the tunas. They average only 4 to 24 pounds but they can reach 31 pounds. The skipjack is a very fast streamlined swimmer. It is very important both commercially and for sport fishing. It has a dark metallic blue top with  silver sides.  Because of its reproduction habits, the skipjack tuna  is believed to be the most sustainable of all types of tuna. Their average lifespan is in the 8 to 12 year range. It is often found by names such as aku, mushmouth, striped tuna, arctic or ocean bonito or victor fish.  The skipjack tuna has a  light colored flesh that is rich in flavor and moderate in fat content.

Cooking Skipjack Tuna

A nice slab of fresh tuna

Tuna—Click on the picture for photo credits

The best way to cook skipjack tuna is to Saute, Pan fry or Broil. Click on one of the following links for easy directions for cooking skipjack.
HOW TO SAUTE FISH
HOW TO PAN FRY FISH
how-to-broil-fish
For information on other fish and how to cook them go to http://tocookafish.com/fish-index
If you need information on shellfish check out http://tocookashellfish.com/ 

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