How To Butcher a Whole Tuna: Every Cut of Fish Explained | Handcrafted | Bon Appétit

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Yuji Haraguchi is a butcher and owner of the fish market Osakana. In this episode of Handcrafted, Haraguchi shows Bon Appétit how to butcher a whole tuna and explains every cut of fish you would see at sushi restaurants. To do this, Haraguchi uses five knives: the Yanagi, which is used for slicing sashimi, the Mioroshi Deba filleting knife with narrow thin blade, the Deba single-edged knife used for breaking down the whole fish, the Gyuto versatile multipurpose chef's knife, and the Yo-Deba. He breaks down the tuna into back loin, belly loin, pelvic fins, bones, and collars. From there, the cuts are broken down into saku blocks and sashimi like toro, chu-toro, sinews, sankaku, akami, tuna tartare, and aburi.

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  • Some Random Gamer
    Some Random Gamer  13 hours ago

    Is that a yellow tail?

  • Dee B
    Dee B  yesterday

    My chainsaw is now ready to cut down my fish.

  • Ami Nation
    Ami Nation  yesterday

    Me: *watches one fish butcher video
    YouTube: So, you like sashimi?

  • alexa sarai vasquez

    I didn't know tuna had those weird yellow fins at the back of them

  • alexa sarai vasquez

    Since when do fish have so many bones?!

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  • Ras Alghul
    Ras Alghul  2 days ago

    Am I the only one that now wants to see and taste the ramen that the bones and fish stock will make?

  • Sweet Kpop
    Sweet Kpop  6 days ago

    I love how he keep emphasizing to sharpen yo knife 🔪 lol

  • Random Frog
    Random Frog  7 days ago

    that looks really tasty. That rich pinkish red is really appealing to me and I don't know why.

  • Lucas Wincote
    Lucas Wincote  7 days ago

    This is how it should be. You use all of the animal for food. I watched a butcher doing this with a pig and he used all of the whole animal. 10/10!!!! Also those knives look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lily Jovcevski
    Lily Jovcevski  7 days ago +4

    Never really thought about how huge tuna are.

  • Onyx skullfox
    Onyx skullfox  7 days ago

    These are the kinds of videos you watch at 3 AM. 99.9% of us watching this probability don't even have access to a whole tuna. 10/10 still very interesting.

  • Celezia Vanillalala
    Celezia Vanillalala  7 days ago +2

    I thought it was a shark with its mouth wide open...

    Wait, why is this even on my recommendations?!

  • Vex Saito
    Vex Saito  7 days ago

    I prefer my tuna to be very red. Very dark red because personally I believe it has a better flavour.

  • xxSourWingxx
    xxSourWingxx  14 days ago

    what do you do with the left over? throwing them away would be such a waste. You can make tuna soup with those :)

  • The Mayor
    The Mayor  14 days ago


  • ToastBot
    ToastBot  14 days ago +60

    Guy: This fish is definitely number one
    Fish: blushes

  • Dio Brando
    Dio Brando  14 days ago

    10:35 imagine him being dio and the tuna is the joestars

  • saurabh jauhary
    saurabh jauhary  14 days ago

    poor jim halpert

  • I like Music
    I like Music  14 days ago

    I had to pause the video and say "oh my god" out loud when I saw how beautiful that tuna was