Canned tuna is usually not very exciting. I thought so too. That is until I sampled the Solid White Albacore Tuna packed by OleBob’s (pronounced Oly-Bobs) Seafood Market in Ilawaco, Washington. Unlike tuna that’s commercially packed in large factories, OleBob’s Albacore Tuna contains no water. It’s just high-quality Albacore tuna and salt. Now this is artisan canned tuna.
In fact, the fish is packed in the can so tightly, it’s a bit tough to get out. The result is no watery taste and much more tuna in the can. Normally, I can get two sandwiches out of a commercial-style can of tuna that I purchase in the grocery store. OleBob’s tuna produced two huge sandwiches packed with tuna, plus enough left over for another. Eating a sandwich made with Olebob’s tuna left me feeling full and really satisfied.
But it’s the taste of OleBob’s tuna that made me a real fan. It’s so fresh, this tuna tastes like chicken with just the slightest hint of the ocean. If you’ve never tried real artisan tuna like this, you’ve got to try it.
Olebob’s Seafood Market is a small, family-owned market in the fishing town of Illwaco on the Long Beach Peninsula on the Washington coast. OleBob’s is named after Bob Hagerup and his best friend and fishing partner Alan “Ole” Olson.
In addition to peddling fresh seafood and their wonderful Albacore canned tuna. Olebob’s also sells canned wild Pacific salmon and smoked wild salmon. You can buy OldBob’s tuna and other seafood at their market in Illwaco (and it’s well worth a visit to the Long Beach Peninsula) or you can order it by phone 1-888-748-8156 or by email SEAFOOD@OLEBOBS.COM