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Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Cuisine of Japan

Introduction to Sashimi[edit]

Sashimi is raw meat, sliced very thin. It is typically served with onigiri or sushi. Although the meat used is usually a kind of fish, beef can also be used.

Making Sashimi[edit]


  • Almost any type of fish
    • Salmon
    • Tuna


Since the meat is raw, it is important that it be as fresh as possible. Slice as thinly as possible across the grain to keep it tender, like you would a steak.

Tips, Notes, and Variations[edit]

  • Some people avoid freshwater fish (i.e., freshwater eel (unagi), salmon) entirely, because they may contain parasites that do not live in saltwater. (These parasites are killed during cooking.)


Sushi (Sashimi)