Cuca Bonito Tuna Belly or Ventresca de Bonita del Norte is sought after by tuna lovers around the world. The belly fillets are the most intensely marbled section of the fish. They come from smaller, sustainably fished tuna referred to as Bonito del Norte in Spain but closer to what we’d identify as Albacore here in Australia. Their small size and short life cycle make them one of the best wild caught tuna-species in terms of sustainability and they’ve also become a favourite of chefs from Australia to Japan to Europe for their wonderful fatty, rich flesh. Cuca Bonito del Norte is line caught to minimize the catch and avoid the stress on the fish caused by netting.
about the producer
Cuca have been preserving fish and seafood since 1932. The shallow, fjord like saltwater estuaries – the “Rias” – that face the Atlantic ocean in the north west of Spain produce anchovies, mussels, octopus, tuna, squid and sardines of outstanding quality. Cuca use only the best raw materials. They harvest by hand, clean and pack each morsel by hand and use nothing but the raw natural materials, seafood, olive oil and brine. The results are products that retain their natural shape and texture through the tinning process. You can really taste the difference.