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Slices of fresh sashimi salmon on a white platter with sliced cucumbers on top and sprinkles of black sesame seeds, with black chopsticks and a small white bowl of green wasabi on the side..

Salmon Sashimi with Ponzu

Thin slices of sushi-grade salmon will melt in your mouth in this Salmon Sashimi with Ponzu recipe. It's just about the easiest Japanese appetizer on the planet, and so impressive!

  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  1. Using a very sharp knife, cut the salmon into thin, even slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Set aside.
  2. Drizzle the Ponzu sauce onto the bottom of a serving dish. Place the salmon slices on top of the sauce in a single layer, overlapping the slices slightly. I used a long rectangular dish for presentation.
  3. Top the fish with slices of cucumber and black sesame seeds.
  4. Serve with pickled ginger and wasabi paste on the side.


  • You can buy sushi-grade salmon at select grocery stores, like Whole Foods. I often buy mine at my local Asian market.
  • Make sure you are buying the freshest fish! Look for color (deep orange), smell (NO odor at all), and check the arrival date.
  • Use a very sharp knife for the best cuts. You'll want to cut the salmon into thin, even slices.
  • This appetizer will also work as a main course, but you'll have to buy more fish! Serve it with a side of steamed rice!
  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Low Calorie


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 48
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 239.4 mg
  • Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.5 mg

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