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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

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

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!


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • 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!

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