Claire Corlett

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Pan Seared Tuna Cheek, The Filet Mignon of Fish, Might Help Save the World! The Land & Water Company

Pan Seared Tuna Cheek, The Filet Mignon of Fish, Might Help Save the World! The Land & Water Company


The main concept behind The Land and
Water company is responsibly sourcing our products and proteins and making sure that we are utilizing everything that we possibly can. And that philosophy has led us to a beautiful relationship with Tommy Gomes at Catalina Offshore Products. He’s our local fishmonger here in San Diego. One of the most knowledgeable people about fish that I’ve ever met. Tommy and I go back and
forth trying to find new ways to use new pieces of these creatures to nourish our communities. The cheeks, the commas, the skeletons, we really want to use the entire creature. The cheek of the tuna is one of our favorite pieces and for a long time we would hide behind the bar and save it for ourselves but we found that other people really like to explore the cuisine and this is the filet mignon
of the tuna. It’s a very fatty tissue and it’s never really utilized there’s no
sinew there’s no really strong muscle tissue in it. There’s a couple ways to go
about getting the cheeks off of the face of these fish. You can skin the entire
face and slice them off, or here the way that the head has been cut the cheek is already exposed so you can just slide in behind the cheek and just scalpel it right off I like to pan sear it because I like it
to stay rare inside. You can really get the essence of the tune of that way. I like to pair it with things that are available Farmer’s Market style Beet puree, greens, and just a little bit of smoked soy that we just trip over the top it gives it a little umami and a little bit of flair without getting in the way of the fish This piece of flesh is delectable
and it’s something that Tommy and I are trying to share with more and more
people When people find a way to eat these pieces they’re helping us eat our way out of a problem

1 comment on “Pan Seared Tuna Cheek, The Filet Mignon of Fish, Might Help Save the World! The Land & Water Company

  1. Beautiful!! I'd love to see how to get the cheek collar, how you recommend cleaning the fish in order to make it easiest. THANKS!

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