Regardless of season, Nodoguro is always fatty and is often called the Toro of white fish. Of the premium fish category, it ranks most highly and is extremely popular in Japan. Nodoguro means, black throat, literally referring to their back of the throat which is black in color. Its rich flavors are due to its gourmet diet of shellfish and squid. The fluffy, soft flesh is very versatile and can be enjoyed as aburi (seared) sushi or served raw. We like to serve it as aburi, seared with binchoutan charcoal!