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TIP OF THE DAY: Sashimi Salad

Love sashimi? Looking for a light lunch or first course? Make sashimi salad.

Pick up some of your favorite raw fish from your fishmonger—salmon, tuna and yellowtail, for example. You can also add cooked varieties, such as shrimp and squid.

Then, create a salad of choice:

  • Western-style salad of mixed greens
  • Japanese-style salad of seaweed, mizuna or microgreens, grated daikon and carrot
  • Either style embellished with avocado, cucumber, an Asian-style vinaigrette and a sprinkle of sesame seeds
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    Some Asian markets, fish markets and even supermarkets carry wakame salad. Wakame, pronounced wah-kah-MAY, is a type of seaweed; for wakame salad, it is marinated in vinegar and seasonings. If you can’t find it, you can substitute a fresh herb like cilantro.

       
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    Easy sashimi salad: There’s nothing to cook! Photo courtesy SalmonFromNorway.com.
     
    This recipe is courtesy of Salmon From Norway and focuses on raw salmon and salmon roe. The dressing is a stripped-down variation of ponzu sauce.

    The toughest part of making sashimi salad is slicing the fish. There’s no cooking required for this delicious, lower-calorie, healthful dish.

    RECIPE: SASHIMI SALAD

    Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 1 pound salmon top loin, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons wakame salad
  • 2 tablespoons Norwegian Salmon roe
  • Optional garnish: shredded nori sheets, wonton chips, minced red bell pepper
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    For The Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons yuzu juice (or equal parts lemon and lime juice)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons dashi (Japanese fish stock or any fish stock)
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    This variation uses cubed tuna, garnished with raw green beans, green onion and avocado. Photo courtesy Tsunami Sushi.
      Preparation

    1. MAKE the dressing: Combine the ingredients and whisk thoroughly.

    2. CUT the top loin in half crosswise With a sharp knife. Place the knife at a 45° angle and slice into ¼- to-½ inch strips.

    3. ARRANGE the fish on plates along with wakame salad and salmon roe. Drizzle the dressing over the fish.

     
    RECIPE: HAWAIIAN POKE DRESSING

    Another dressing that works with sashimi salad is poke dressing, used in Hawaii’s version of sashimi salad, called poke (POE-kuh).

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Option: crushed red pepper flakes to taste
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    Preparation

    1. BLEND all ingredients thoroughly.

      




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