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Best Canned Tuna in Boston Area?

opinionatedchef | Nov 6, 2010 03:22 PM

after many yrs of not having them, i'd like to start making tunafish sandwiches again. i have read this loooong thread and as a result, sampled and concluded that TJ Tonga tuna in water is completely and utterly worthless cardboard, and the TJ yellowtail in oil is o.k. but nothing worth repeating. CHs on this national thread have highly praised As do Mar and Rio Mare; has anyone sourced these in boston area?
Here are highlights from thread in General CH Topics:

"Read this with caution....because once you taste this tuna you'll never go back to grocery store tuna.

As do Mar is yellow fin and sometimes bigeye tuna caught in the Atlantic off the Azores. It swims deeper and in colder water so it builds up more fat reserves. It is redder and darker and color and is best served in a dish where it will be highlighted, a nice antipasto or in a salade nicoise or atop a bed of lettuce or tomatoes.

It's line-caught and processed when fresh, and packed in olive oil."

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By kimberlynkong on Dec 29, 2008 06:20PM

"Would someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start importing Rio Mare tuna?! It is near impossible to find the flavors they have available here in the States. Messicano - with hot chilies, corn and olives, and this divine concoction with white beans and black olives is to die for. I would pay through the nose to find them again."

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By rhrunner on Jun 10, 2010 07:30PM
"oh my gosh, i just had some conservas ortiz el veleno -- onndarroa (viscaya) tuna (oval can, with no coloring on the can itself, but black lettering on the pull-top; may've been in a box, but the grocery manager who gave it to us must've thrown that away). i think it must've been the yellowfin ventresca fillets.

yowza it was so good -- silky, tuna-y, buttery, luscious, and *in little meaty strips* (doh! fillets!) and not small pieces. bee-yoo-ti-ful! ;-)).

a manager at whole foods gave it to us to try, but i doubt i would pay so much for tuna on my own. on the other hand, it was utterly delicious. i wonder if fresh tuna would be cheaper? but i couldn't get that texture! now i'm spoiled. dang it!"

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By alkapal on Jul 11, 2010 07:54PM
"I love the Korean Dong-Won Hot pepper Tuna. You can find it at korean/asian grocery shops. It's seasoned with like a tomato/chile/pineapple? sauce. Delicious."

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By joonjoon on Aug 10, 2007 03:55PM

the n.y.times did an article touting Progresso but that was 13 yrs ago

does anyone have sources for these above, or other ' amazing canned tuna finds'?
thnx much.

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