Sushi – Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil

I love sushi. And making it at home is really fun (and significantly cheaper than a restaurant!). I bought some great wild Alaskan salmon at Whole Foods the other day, so I thought I’d make this. I found this recipe several years ago, and it’s super-easy and fabulous, too!

While making these last night, I discovered: 1) I cannot filet a fish (I had trouble slicing the skin off of the salmon), 2) I can never compete in Iron Chef… I’m not fast enough (and I get distracted easily!), and 3) I won’t win any plating competitions – my sashimi looked like a mess at first!

Sashimi - done

Here’s what we did:
Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil
Adapted from Food & Wine
Makes 4 first-course servings

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
1/8-inch-thick slices of raw salmon, cut into 2-inch squares ( 1/4 pound) (this time we used salmon, but we have also used sushi-grade raw tuna)
One 1/4-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced paper-thin and cut into thin matchsticks (about 24 pieces)
1 tablespoon snipped chives
4 tsp canola oil
1 tsp Asian sesame oil
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
Sashimi - first ingredients Sashimi - ingredients

1. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce with the lime and orange juices. In a medium bowl, toss the salmon with the remaining 1/4 cup of soy sauce and let stand for 1 minute, then drain. Arrange slices of salmon on each plate and top with the ginger and chives.
Sashimi - plated Sashimi - almost done

2. In a small saucepan, heat the canola oil with the sesame oil over moderately high heat until smoking, about 2 minutes. Drizzle the hot oil over the salmon pieces. Spoon the soy-citrus sauce on top. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves and serve.

** This is AMAZING!! And so easy to make!!

Nutritional info:
Calories: 115.2
Total Fat: 8.6 g
Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
Sodium: 844.6 mg
Total Carbs: 2.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 7.0 g

Nutritional info (with tuna):
Calories 95.7
Total Fat 6.0 g
Cholesterol 13.1 mg
Sodium 840.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Protein 6.8 g


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