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Old 05-10-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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ISO Sushi Fish : Do's and DONT'S!!

Hey I'm just getting started in Sushi Making, and I see myself going into it pretty hardcore. Is there any fish that I certainly need to try (aside from smoked salmon, smoked eel, crab, shrimp?)

What should I avoid?? What can make me sick? Thats something no one has told me and I want to be very cautious. I love fish cooked or raw, but I know little about certain types.

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Old 05-11-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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Well so far all the fish you mentioned (smoked salmon, smoked eel, crab, shrimp) are cooked. Try getting some raw fish. Salmon and tuna are the most popular and probably easiest to find. As far as I know, there are no types of fish that can make you sick specifically because of the type. Any fish can make you sick if the quality is not up to par or if it is mishandled. Because of that you only want to buy your fish for sushi at someplace that you trust to have the best quality. Tell the person you are buying it from what you plan to use it for. If you trust them (and you should only buy from them if you do) then they will tell you if it is safe to eat raw or not.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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Be careful to only use sashimi grade fish if you don't plan on cooking it. Dont just go to some corner grocery store for it.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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Try lobster - it is one of the best - We use to go lobster diving in the Florida Keys -We would literally eat them "Fresh from the sea" - It really is great -
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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Lobster, scallop, abalone, shrimp, bonito, tuna, salmon, uni, wahoo, mackerel, monk fish liver or tail, Ayu, conger eel, halibut, char, squid tentacles,octopus, swordfish, flounder, rock fish are all great for sushi.

try to stay away from reef fish, they can carry cigutera(sp?). Obviously, some concerns are there with bottom feeding fish too, but not as common and are more associated with bi-valves...Open water species are safer, but as stated, it needs to be handled properly, and make sure it is FRESH!
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DONT try and prepare Fugu either.
or at least not without propper training :)
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
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your first staple should be TUNA! get some yellowfin tuna.

also, there is a type of tuna called TORO which is absolutely INSANE.

Wrap it with seaweed on the inside and rice on the outside.

Raw, of course
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Toro isn't really a type of tuna. It is the fatty part of the tuna which comes from the belly.

I agree that it is insane though. Man I could live on that stuff.
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I'm aware it's not a separate fish,

it's the same thing as saying there is a type of steak, FILET MIGNON

but yes, i agree
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