Are you about to try your hand at making some sushi? I’ve eaten some good sushi before, but I’ve never attempted to make it in the kitchen. It can look layered and complicated, but I’m sure there is a set of easy techniques to learn. Of course, it’s not just about assembling the sushi rolls but what ingredients you put in there. Do you know what to look for when it comes to the fish that is used?
You’ve surely heard the no cloudy eyes rule, and you know the fish doesn’t need to smell like it’s already rotten. Do you know when you buy fish for sushi that you have a choice between wild fish and farmed fish? Ideally, you’re going to want wild fish, so you can see how these tips matter. It’s not like you can’t use farm raised fish, but it’s all about the texture here.
There are different types of fish that people use to make sushi. What type of fish do you want to use when making your sushi rolls? One of the popular choices is salmon. The fat content of the salmon and other fish matter when you are selecting the right fish or the right filet. If you are getting fish shipped from elsewhere, the best way to have it shipped is by super freezing. Now that’s something interesting to consider, especially if you’re a restaurant owner wanting the freshest fish for the sushi rolls you make.
Scaling the fish and cutting the right fish filet is also important, so you can also tell here that much prep work is involved. There are still other tips when it comes to fish selection, too. For example, do you know what to look for when it comes to the gills of a whole fish you’re going to purchase? The fish should have red gills, bright red in fact.
What types of sushi recipes do you have? Have you tried a sushi before that was similar to the one you plan to make? You want to experiment for sure, but you also want to make sushi that you are going to enjoy. One more interesting tip when picking out a fish for making sushi is that it needs to be in Rigor Mortis, which means it’s still fresh and not going to flop or sag when you hold it. You’re ready now to make sushi if you have those recipes by your side.