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Old 09-29-2009, 12:57 PM
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Default Do you eat Skipjack Tuna?

We're catching a lot of "skippies" in the Keys right now. I've always thrown them back, never eaten them.

But two "old-timers" I went out with last week say they love them. What do all of you say?
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No way, but great for bait or chum!!
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They say if it swims you can eat it - on the other hand I wouldn't.
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Hell yeah. The bigger they are the better. The 12-15lb class and up are fantastic sashimi fish. Bleed them out and ice them down like any other tuna and consume within 24 hours.
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i just found out myself that alot of the charter boys down in miami eat them as sashimi as well. i'll give it a shot and let you know.
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Stronger than Bluefin but still OK if handled properly. Not my favorite, but not terrible. In order of "strong tastes" from mild to strong it goes : Albacore, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Bonito, Skipjack, False Albacore.

False Albacore can not be eaten.

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Whew, stronger than a bonito? I sure wouldn't be eating it then.
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Whew, stronger than a bonito? I sure wouldn't be eating it then.
Remember, up here we differentiate between Bonito and False Albacore

Bonito is OK....

http://www.flickford.com/images/sale/AtlanticBonito.jpg

False Albacore is cat food....

http://www.flickford.com/images/sale/False-Albacore.jpg

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we had some fresh skipjack and i thought it was better than the yft, wasnt fishy a bit and tasted great
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Remember, up here we differentiate between Bonito and False Albacore

Bonito is OK....

http://www.flickford.com/images/sale/AtlanticBonito.jpg

False Albacore is cat food....

http://www.flickford.com/images/sale/False-Albacore.jpg

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Ah, thats right, in that case maybe it isn't too bad.
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I believe skipjack is still number one in terms of the most valuable tuna harvest. So I think someone is eating them.


FIGURE 1.3
World catches of major tuna species, by species


But I don't fish for them that much anymore.
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I tried one this year....seared with sesame seeds. It was pretty good.
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As long as there are yellows, bigeye, bluefin, and longfin, skippies will never make it Past my bait station.
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It was my understanding that the regular canned tuna that you buy is skipjack. I remember researching it because I was basically living on the stuff in college. I wanted to see how much mercury I was ingesting!

I'm talking about just the cheapo chunk light tuna in water type, not the solid white albacore, etc.

Anyway, I like it!
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I boiled some in kosher salt and mixed with reg tuna salad ingredients this year and it was awesome. I did not think I would like it after I boiled it because of the color and texture but once I started mixing ingredients it turned out great.
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Most canned tuna is skipjack, it has lower mercury then the bigger tunnys
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Skipjack is great. So is False albacore if you bleed it right after it's caught, ice it down and cut the red meat out.

I cut it into chunks marinate in olive oil or sesame oil and cook the night it's caught. Lots of work, but great in a salad.
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