Sacred Sea Tuna Review & Giveaway

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Sacred Sea Tuna is a family fishing business producing top quality Albacore Tuna products. Sacred Sea brand Oregon coastal troll-caught Albacore is hook-and-line caught by surface troll method, making it the “cleanest” most sustainable fishery in the world. Catching one fish at a time instead of using nets or long lines that are used in conventional fishing operations enables us to treat each fish humanely and individually for the maximum quality and nutrition. 
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When Captain Rick and his kids were trying to figure out a brand name and a label they wanted the name and the “feel” of the label to reflect the best moments of life at sea and the reason they choose this life. They talked about those rare days when the weather is good, the ocean is flat and fish are biting. On those days our connection with the sea is felt to the core of their spirit. The experience is best described as “Sacred”.

Coastal troll-caught albacore tuna are the richest natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids available!  Regular consumption of Omega-3 rich fish, such as albacore, has been linked to:

  • reduced risk of heart attack and stroke
  • reduction of depression-related symptoms
  • relief from arthritis pain
  • lower blood pressure
  • Improved pregnancy health
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Because Sacred Sea’s Oregon Coastal Albacore are younger, smaller fish, mercury is not a concern. In fact according to Oregon State Univ. Oregon coastal albacore contain 60% less mercury than typical canned tuna. From June to October of each year we harvest these younger fish, which range in size between 10 and 30 pounds. Because they are young, mercury accumulation is not of concern.
In the conventional canning process, the fish are cooked whole in a pressure cooker. The majority of the oils, the source of the most desirable nutrition, are cooked out and left on the cooker floor. What is left is taken off of the bone and packed into a can, where it is fully cooked for a second time.

In Sacred Sea process, the fish are filleted raw and hand-packed into cans where they are retorted (cooked) once in the can. Through their process, the nutritional value (and fresh taste) of the fish is still in the can… not on the floor!
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In the conventional canning process, the fish are cooked whole in a pressure cooker. The majority of the oils, the source of the most desirable nutrition, are cooked out and left on the cooker floor. What is left is taken off of the bone and packed into a can, where it is fully cooked for a second time.

In Sacred Sea process, the fish are filleted raw and hand-packed into cans where they are retorted (cooked) once in the can. Through their process, the nutritional value (and fresh taste) of the fish is still in the can… not on the floor!

I love that this is a family owned business and when I purchase Sacred Seas Tuna I know I am supporting an excellent company that cares about their catch as well as their customers.

With their On-Board Operations each fish is humanely dispatched the moment it is put aboard the boat. This eliminates the bruising and meat damage seen in conventionally handled albacore. The fish are immediately cleaned and they are flash frozen by brine immersion, which is the fastest most efficient method of freezing.

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Each case contains 24, 6-ounce cans of Albacore Tuna Fish with nothing added but a pinch of sea salt. There is no waste, nothing to drain down the sink. The liquid in the can is from the fish and packed with omega 3’s! Mix it back into the meat, pour it over pasta or salad or, do like Captain Ricks family, and just drink it. It is the healthiest and tastiest part of the fish.Sacred Sea Tuna cans have a pop-top lid because this tuna is so good many people eat it right out of the can!
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I received a case of Sacred Sea Tuna to taste and review. Ever since I received this delicious tuna I have been eating it daily. I am counting calories and working hard to get back into shape so tuna is a perfect protein packed food that I can consume daily and not feel guilty about.

Eating it daily has forced me to be creative and come up with new ways of incorporating it into my diet. I decided the other day for lunch I wanted to create a tuna wrap. I pealed back a can of Sacred Sea Tuna and grabbed some mixed veggies. 

For the sauce we used 1 part BBQ sauce to one part coleslaw salad dressing and mixed them together. You can use a different flavor BBQ sauce every time to mix up your flavors. If you love a honey sauce you can choose that. If you like it tangy than use a tangy BBQ sauce. You can even use horseradish if you want to add a kick to your wrap.
We put the sauce, veggies and tuna into a bowl and mixed them together until the sauce coated all the ingredients. You can even add cheese if you like. I love cheese but as I said I am counting calories so I decided against it.

This wrap is delicious. It is low in calories and packed full of protein. If you want to cut even more calories you can wrap it in lettuce leaf to get rid of the tortilla and cut carbs as well. 

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Sacred Seas Tuna has a fun family favorite recipe that is similar to this yet different. It has it's own twist.

This Goche family favorite is Leah’s Tuna Quesadillas which was invented by their daughter Leah one particularly broke winter day. Make up some tuna salad however you like it but add some cumin and garlic salt. Spread some on half of a tortilla. Put some cheese on top of the tuna and fold it over. Fry the quesadilla on both sides in enough oil so the tortilla gets a little crispy. The Goche family eats these several times a week in place of tuna sandwiches

Don’t be afraid to experiment with this meat. You will be astounded how versatile it is. It’s not just for making tuna sandwiches

You can find Sacred Sea Tuna at these retail Outlets:
Farm Stand in the GorgeFoster and DobbsThe Kiva GroceryNewport MarketPastaworksFirst Alternative Co-op and Bear Foods

Portland area Restauraunts serving Sacred Sea Tuna:
Bunk BarArtemis FoodsThe Thistle RestaurauntPark KitchenCommunity PlateAquarivaBar AvignonCompote Cafe and BakeryCrooked House BistroAccantoHenni's Kitchen and BarNostranaPaley's PlacePazzo RistoranteBread and OceanC'est Si Bon!Cheese BarMarche ProvisionsNick's Italian CafeSerrattoSouth Shore CafeSouthparkLibertine Deli

If you don't live where Sacred Sea Tuna is solid don't worry because you can purchase it directly from their website and shipping is included in the cost > http://sacredseatuna.com/product-3/

Make sure you follow Sacred Sea Tuna on facebook to get updates and see pictures of where your tuna is coming from. I love seeing where my food comes from and knowing that it's fresh.

                                                                    GIVEAWAY!!!

Sacred Seas Tuna is giving away a twelve (12) count case of 6oz cans of their delicious tuna to one (1) lucky Simple Side of Life Reader. Get your entries in and tweet daily for extra points. Good Luck!!!!