Sashimi - Raw Prepared Fish & Seafood
I think is fair to say the once people really get into sushi and become more
adventurous, they begin to really "get" sashimi!
Sashimi is basically sushi, but without the rice, seaweed or other bits
that get in the way of the pure taste and texture of the fish or seafood flesh.
I personally love sashimi, and some type of fish really lend themselves to being
eaten in this style. My Favourites in order are:
- Yellowtail (Hamachi)
- Half Fat Tuna (Chu-Toro)
- Salmon (Sake)
- Mackrell (Saba)
Yellowtail has a delighful flavour of the sea, has light flesh and quite oily.
Half Fat Tuna is very oily, and an acquired taste as it is quite fatty, but the
flavour is unbelievable. I find full-fat tuna (Toro) just a bit too much of an
Salmon is great, very flavoursome, and nowhere near as expensive as Hamachi or
Saba is marinated fillet of mackrell served with the skin on but the outer skin
membrane removed. It not only looks beatiful, it tastes great. This is one type
of sashimi tha in the UK you can get in abundance anywhere without having to
seek out a specialict fish store which sells sashimi grade fish. Watch this
space, we'll soon be putting full illustrated instructions on this site tp
prepare your own saba!
Sashimi fich is generally dipped inot shoyu soy sauce with wasabi. Dont dip saba
though, it has more than enough flavour and saltiness of its own due to the