Did you know that line caught albacore tuna is the best choice of tuna for you and for the planet? Albacore tuna is the only tuna we process and sell at Bell Buoy. Not only is canned albacore tuna the best choice for tasty tuna fish sandwiches and lip-smacking good tuna casserole recipes, it is also fished responsibly, making it good for you and for the ocean.
Before we get to our recipe, here are five facts about Bell Buoy's fresh and canned albacore tuna. If you are not already a fan of our canned tuna, these fun facts will have you singing the praises of albacore tuna in no time.
Albacore Tuna Facts
1. Albacore Tuna is Low in Mercury
The line caught albacore we process are young fish between 10 - 30 pounds, which means they don't have high quantities of mercury found in larger and older tuna. Mercury tends to increase in large predatory fish as the fish ages and grows. The Oregon Albacore Commission has numerous resources detailing the health benefits of albacore tuna.
2. Full of Healthy Fats
High in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and selenium, Albacore tuna makes a great addition to a healthy diet. We use fresh caught Pacific Ocean albacore tuna for our canned tuna and we also offer canned smoked tuna, which puts a savory spin on the classic tuna casserole recipe.
3. Line Caught
Albacore tuna from Bell Buoy is line caught which makes it dolphin-free. Some other canned tuna is caught using nets, which can incidentally catch other species such as dolphins and sharks.
4. Quality You Can See
Have you ever opened a can of regular store tuna and compared it to a can of Bell Buoy tuna? We use a center cut of tuna loin in our canned tuna. It's a difference you can
literally see when you open a can, and a difference you can definitely taste!
This is how one of our customers describes the difference between Bell Buoy's canned albacore tuna and grocery store tuna.
Thanks for the Tuna Casserole Recipe, we made it last night and it was great! We no longer live in Oregon and we are down to our last 2 cans of tuna and will be ordering more. We have introduced friends and family here in Minnesota to the joys of real tuna and they all say they can’t go back to eating “cat food.” We have been solid Bell Buoy customers since 1988. Dean, Redwood Falls, MN
5. Locally Sourced Tuna
All albacore tuna delivered to Bell Buoy is line caught off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. Much of the tuna you find on grocery store shelves comes from the South Pacific. Bell Buoy is one of the last remaining canneries on the Oregon Coast; we process and can all of our tuna in-house in Seaside, Oregon.
Knowing where your seafood comes from, down to the exact boat, means that you get the freshest product possible and support the local fishing industry. Tastes good and feels good!
Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe
This is less of a recipe and more of a, "I don't know what to make for dinner, let's clean out the pantry." Its a quick and easy, make everyone happy, throw-together meal! Think of the ingredients list as recommendations; if you don't have an item, don't sweat it, sub something else.
- Rotini pasta, 10-12 ounces
- Mayonnaise - adjust to your preference of creaminess
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 2-3 chopped dill pickles (sometimes I add a splash of pickle juice)
- 2 stalks chopped celery
- Sea salt to taste
Serve on a bed of spinach or arugula
- Hard boiled eggs
- Chopped green onions
- Chopped red onions
- Regular or Dijon mustard
- Try 1/2 yogurt, 1/2 mayo for a lighter dressing
No directions needed for this quick dinner. The tuna pasta salad recipe is kid-approved and tested frequently by my niece and nephew.
Cheers to real food, that's real good!