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Blackfield
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Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
I know making sushi at home is knocked as a total pain and waste of money, but I have a young daughter who is super into food, cooking and unique things in the kitchen. So I‘d like to tackle an activity of making homemade sushi. I was also gifted a very nice sushi kit that includes everything I need.

My question is about the fish.

I was going to get fresh salmon and ahi tuna from whole foods.

Is that completely legitimate to use as is? Or do I need to do anything to the fish before use?

We want to make traditional raw rolls (for example spicy salmon And cucumber interior with avocado/tuna slices on top).

Any advice appreciated!
This post was edited on 10/22 at 9:32 am


dtett
Jiggacity
Member since Oct 2018
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
Sushi grade fish is usually frozen to a certain temperature in order to kill parasites.

Whole foods has sushi grade fish in the freezer across from their fish display case.

That being said, I used some tuna that I caught and had frozen for a bit in sushi I made at home.

As far as the sushi making goes, the rolls sucked but tasted good. It was a lot of work and I don't know if I'd do it again.


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Clint Torres
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
Sushi grade fish is actually somewhat a myth. There are no real, hard guidelines for what is considered "sushi grade", except for that according to the FDA, raw fish should be eaten only if it has been previously frozen. Freezing kills any parasites that could be present in the fish.


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Hat Tricks
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The Nino
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
The wife (no) and I have tried to make sushi several times. Getting the rice just right was the hardest part. We're probably 40% successful in 10 or so tries

Here's an alterative that still looks cool and tastes great. You can alter the recipe for different proteins, but the mayo (I use cream cheese as a substitute) concoction and the avocado keep everything together. We use ramekins instead of a measuring cup

Shrimp Stacks

Image: https://www.skinnytaste.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SpicyShrimpAvocadoSushiStack-550x825.jpg


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lsurulzes88
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
Those shrimp stacks are a staple at our house! So good!


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Got Blaze
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Member since Dec 2013
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
I buy Ahi tuna, salmon, tobiko (flying fish roe), snow crab, etc ... that is already frozen. I primarily make box sushi or sashimi. Rolls can be PIA because of the rice texture. My advice for your daughter, shop the www or amazon and get a sushi press mold for less than $10. You can make anything you want and it's super easy to use.
I bought the acrylic one, they're also made of wood & plastic and come in various sizes.
Image: https://photos.imageevent.com/bowhuntermls/tdfood/websize/image_8.jpg

this pic is from the food challenge we use to have
Image: https://photos.imageevent.com/bowhuntermls/tdfood/websize/photo.PNG

if you have the imagination, you can do this
Image: https://photos.imageevent.com/bowhuntermls/tdfood/websize/image_9.jpg

Image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/da/16/8a/da168a3899d09fd8666cfc0de1c5449e.jpg


LSUlove
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
Can you use the frozen ahi tuna or salmon you find in the bags at Sams? I always assumed sushi grade meant fresh off the boat and not frozen. Learn something new every day!


The Nino
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
Now I want a couple those...just need to find cabinet space


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BottomlandBrew
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re: Anyone make at home sushi? Question about salmon/tuna
quote:

Can you use the frozen ahi tuna or salmon you find in the bags at Sams?


You can. Overall quality might be an issue. Might not. Watch this video.


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