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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  • Samantha Godard  (Jan 14, 2018))

    I love how he talks about using every bit of the fish. And when he talks about something that isn’t edible, he says, “Unfortunately we have to throw this away.” That’s how cooking should be. :)

  • Bianca Keynes  (4 days ago))

    +Third time Luckyhe said it's a big eye.

  • Davey Enjan  (Mar 4, 2019))

    It is a normal practice among Asian.

  • Sous Vide TV  (Dec 12, 2017))

    It still surprises me how large a tuna fish is! This one is pretty big, and I know they get even more massive than this, lol!

  • syno crat  (Mar 11, 2019))

    +riheg Tuna is very delicious, but I think we are getting to the point where maybe everyone should not only go without having tuna for a decade or two, but also make sure we work on saving the oceans so Tuna can survive and thrive, and also work on breeding the smaller Tunas in aquaculture on land for farming purposes to let stocks come back. Once it is gone, we will probably never be able to get it back.

  • chaoaretasty  (Dec 12, 2017))

    Please have him back and show us a recipe for tuna ramen with those roasted bones.

  • Robert Moredo  (Jan 30, 2019))

    +andrea thanks for lettijg me know 😊

  • andrea  (Jan 30, 2019))

    Robert Moredo i just binged the content from this channel and it looks like they do any thing from junk food turned gourmet, recipe butchering videos i guess they do anything food related

  • Doodah Gurl  (Dec 12, 2017))

    I love all the master butchery videos you guys put up on here!

  • Ronald Horton  (Feb 14, 2019))

    Sorry. Mastery butcher?

  • Tosh T  (Dec 12, 2017))

    Damn. I've said it before but I absolutely love the content, commentary, videography and overall production values of this series. Cow, pig, tuna. Well done as usual, BA.

  • riheg  (Jan 7, 2019))

    Shame on you, you nasty person. Satisfying to watch a crime? 96% of them are gone now. How about a panda steak? Damn japanese criminals. Wont anyone stop their nature raping? Only a dirty people would exterminate such a magnificent animal.

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  • Mich Hardy  (Dec 12, 2017))

    Bon appetit is so far ahead of the game it's ridiculous.

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  • I love gymnastics 1234  (Oct 4, 2018))

    Mich Hardy vib

  • Ashley Briggs  (Dec 12, 2017))

    I loved how he gave us the Japanese terms too :) I love the philosophy of wasting as little as possible!

  • Isabelle  (Feb 3, 2019))

    Indians don’t waste food in fact they would still use the parts you can’t eat turn the bones into something

  • Testostxrone V2  (Oct 8, 2018))

    Kaizen. The Japanese are especially careful to not waste. Toyota

  • LeNerd  (Dec 12, 2017))

    I will probably never need this in my life, but thanks anyway.

  • aR0ttenBANANA96  (Dec 12, 2017))

    Tuna is one of the meats we really need to be a bit more conservative about, unlike cows and stuff we're kinda running out of them so dont forget to buy responsibly.

  • wowersdh1  (Feb 4, 2019))

    I've heard that it has lead because of the pollution.

  • danpt2000  (Nov 25, 2018))

    i mean, sure sushi has made tuna popular, but I actually don't really care too much for the taste/texture of tuna.

  • kurt Rosenthal  (Dec 12, 2017))

    Beautiful butchery: alligator.

  • Baka Kokoro  (Sep 3, 2018))

    Come tp Viet Nam and try alligator meat yourself haha