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How To Prepare Fish for Sushi

How To Prepare Fish for Sushi

Postby HighHeelKitchen » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:03 pm



How To Prepare Fish for Sushi
By ~ Setsuko Yoshizuka:

How to prepare common raw fish and cooked fish used for sushi.
Buy a block of fresh maguro (tuna) and shape it into a rectangle. Slice it diagonally into smaller rectangular pieces.

Buy fresh and clear squid. Take out the guts, the head, and legs, and peel the skin. Cut the squid open into a flat piece and cut it to thirds vertically. Then, cut each sheet of squid into smaller rectangular pieces.

Buy extremely fresh mackerel. Take the guts out and fillet the fish. Soak the slices in rice wine vinegar for one hour. Wipe the fish well with a paper towel and peel the skin. Slice the fish into smaller pieces diagonally.

Buy fresh sea bream and scale the fish. Take the head and the guts out and fillet the fish. Remove the small bones. Salt over the skin and put in on cutting board. Pour boiling water over the fish and cool it in ice water immediately. Dry the fish with a paper towel and cut the fish slices into smaller pieces.

Buy fresh scallops and wash in salt water. Remove the white part on the side. Cut it in half horizontally and pour boiling water over the slices. Dry the slices with a paper towel.

Buy boiled octopus and wash well. Cut it into smaller rectangular pieces diagonally.

Buy middle sized shrimp. Wash shrimp and take the heads off. Put a bamboo skewer into shrimp from the head to the tail. Boil the shrimp in salted water in a couple minutes. Stop the heat and drain the shrimp. Cool the shrimp and remove the skewer and remove the shell off. Cut horizontally along the belly and flatten the shrimp. Remove the vein and wash the shrimp and dry with a paper towel.

Buy prepared eel and boil it in salted water for a couple minutes. Mix 1/5 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of soysauce and 3 Tablespoons of sake rice wine in a pan and simmer eel for 10 minutes. Cut the cooked eel into smaller rectangular pieces.

Common ingredients:
fish
vinegar
sake
sugar
soy sauce


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