Tontoro, a coveted cut from the pork neck, is cherished for its sumptuous marbling and luxurious texture. Renowned in Japanese cuisine, it brings a melt-in-your-mouth sensation to a variety of dishes.
Storage & Preservation:
For optimal freshness, keep the frozen Tontoro at a steady temperature of 0° F (-18°C) or below. If refrigerating fresh seafood, ensure it rests in the coldest section of your refrigerator, ideally at 40°F or lower. To maintain the highest quality for fresh seafood, it's advisable to nestle it beneath a layer of ice while in the fridge.
Thawing for Excellence:
To properly thaw your Tontoro, we recommend a gradual defrost in the refrigerator over the course of a night. Alternative methods include submerging the sealed plastic bag in cold water for a brief period, or using the microwave's defrost function to thaw until the meat is flexible yet remains icy to the touch.
Note: Quick thawing is possible, but for the full Tontoro experience, a slow and careful thaw will ensure the meat cooks evenly and retains its rich flavor and tender texture.