This time will discuss the calories in sashimi. Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy make of raw fish sliced into thin strips.
The word sashimi means “pierced body.” Some scholars seem to think it comes from the process the fisherman use to process it as soon as they catch it. As soon as it comes on board, the stick a pin into the fish brain so it dies quickly. The reason or this is because to avoid lactic acid in fish and they are able to keep it on ice for about 10 days.
Another explanation could be the practice of sticking the tail of the fish in the meat to identify what kind of fish the sashimi is composed of.
Some westerners try to equate sushi with sashimi. They are not the same. Sashimi is always made of raw fish. Sushi can have raw fish but sometimes it contains cooked fish and other ingredients such as rice (white or brown) and avocado or mango.
Japanese try and consume sashimi as the first dish in a meal before other food to avoid the mix of other strong flavors. They have an appreciation subtlety not found in most western culture.
Sashimi is structured in such a way that the strips of meat are draped over some garnish. That could be an Asian white radish.
Sashimi is usually served with a soy dipping sauce.
Some of the ingredients composing sashimi are salmon, squid, shrimp, and tuna.
Because of the fact that sashimi is mostly fish, the calorie count is way down. For example, calories in sashimi with salmon, two rolls, not rice is 164.
Other types of sashimi are as follows.
Ahi Tuna sashimi has about 30 calories.
Almon sashimi has 48 calories
Mackerel sashimi has 58 calories
Hamachi yellowtail sashimi has 21 calories
Maguro sashimi has 40 calories
Bonefish grilled ahi tuna sashimi has 92. calories
The Japanese are especially fond of the subtle mix of flavors and this includes sashimi a delicacy of strips of raw fish served over a garnish. The calories in sashimi are few, due to the fact that the dish is mostly strips of lean, raw fish.
Even though there is a danger of bacteria and other parasites present in raw food, the Japanese find ways to make this dish even if they have to freeze it to kill what might cause a problem. They certainly do not have to worry about calorie count. There aren’t that many.