Sushi-grade salmon sliced thinly then bathed in umami-rich soy sauce and tangy yuzu then topped with sliced avocado, Serrano chilis and toasted sesame seeds. This restaurant-worthy Salmon Sashimi is super flavorful and easier to make than you might think!
Inspired by one of my favorite dishes to order at a sushi restaurant this Salmon Sashimi is made with high-quality salmon sliced into bite-sized pieces and dressed with a tangy soy and yuzu sauce then topped with sesame seeds, chilis and cilantro. This dish takes just minutes to make and is brimming with umami-richness!
Salmon Sashimi is great all on it’s own or serve it with freshly steamed sushi rice and edamame salad for a complete meal.
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make Salmon Sashimi you will need: about 4oz of high-quality, sushi-grade salmon, yuzu juice (fresh or bottled) soy sauce, sesame seeds, green onion, cilantro and avocado.
*See recipe card for additional notes and ingredient substitutions.*
What is Yuzu? Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit. When yellow and ripe, yuzu produces juice that is tart, floral and fragrant. Fresh yuzu can be hard to find, luckily bottled yuzu juice is commonly found at Asian grocery stores and even on Amazon. If you have leftover yuzu juice that you don’t know what to do with, let me tell you it goes GREAT in a cocktail! Check out this Yuzu Ginger Margarita from Food52.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Sashimi is thinly sliced raw fish, typically accompanied by a dipping sauce. Sushi is always served with sushi rice and can accompanied by a variety of ingredients like raw fish, vegetables and nori (seaweed).
When buying fish thats going to be served raw, make sure it is as fresh as possible – only buy it from a fishmonger that you really trust. Look for a reputable fresh fish market in your area. Speak with the fishmonger and let them know you intend to serve the fish raw, they will guide you in the right direction. You can also order sushi-grade (aka sashimi-grade) fish online at Honolulu Fish Market. Please note that it’s always best to consult your physician to find out what dietary choices are right for you.
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Salmon Sashimi with Yuzu and Soy Sauce
- 4 oz sushi-grade salmon
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp yuzu juice
- 1 Serrano chili thinly sliced
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- toasted sesame seeds
- 8-10 small cilantro leaves
- ¼ ripe avocado thinly sliced
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce and yuzu juice. Set aside.
- Using your sharpest knife slice the salmon into bite-sized pieces about ¼-inch thick. Work quickly so that the fish doesn't get warm while you're slicing.
- Arrange the fish on a large plate or small platter then scatter the avocado pices inbetween. Drizzle the dressing over top then sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds. Place a single slice of Serrano chili and a cilantro leaf on each piece of salmon. Sprinkle with salt and serve right away.
- Salmon: Tuna, Hamachi or any high-quality or “sushi-grade” fish will work well for this recipe.
- Serrano Chili: Jalapeño can be used instead of Serrano, just use smaller pieces.
- Yuzu Juice: Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit. The actual fruit can be difficult to track down however most Asian grocery stores carry bottled yuzu juice. You can even order yuzu juice on Amazon.
- When buying fish thats going to be served raw, make sure it is as fresh as possible – only buy it from a fishmonger that you really trust. Look for a reputable fresh fish market in your area. Speak with the fishmonger and let them know you intend to serve the fish raw, they will guide you in the right direction. You can also order sushi-grade (aka sashimi-grade) fish online at Honolulu Fish Market. Please note that it’s always best to consult your physician to find out what dietary choices are right for you.
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