Sashimi

Sashimi

At Fine Food Specialist, we take pride in offering an exquisite selection of sashimi, including premium varieties such as Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna, succulent salmon, delicate Hiramasa, flavourful Sea Trout and tender Sea Bass. Our commitment to quality ensures that each slice of sashimi delivers unparalleled freshness and flavour, perfect for sushi enthusiasts and seafood lovers alike. Whether you're hosting a special occasion or simply craving the finest sashimi experience, Fine Food Specialist is your ultimate destination for premium seafood delights. Explore our collection today and indulge in the exceptional taste of our carefully sourced sashimi selections.

What is Japanese Sashimi?

Sashimi is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced raw fish or seafood that is typically served as an appetiser or part of a formal meal: Japanese raw fish. The word 'sashimi' translates to 'pierced body', referring to the technique of slicing the fish thinly and serving it without any cooking.

Sashimi is often served with soy sauce for dipping, as well as wasabi (Japanese horseradish) and pickled ginger (gari) on the side. The dish is appreciated for its fresh, clean flavours and delicate textures, allowing the natural taste of the fish to shine.

Sashimi is a staple of Japanese cuisine and is often enjoyed alongside sushi, rice and other accompaniments as part of a traditional Japanese meal. It is also celebrated for its aesthetic presentation, with the slices of fish arranged carefully on a plate to showcase their colours and textures.

What is Sashimi Grade Seafood?

Sashimi grade seafood refers to seafood that is of the highest quality and freshness, making it safe and suitable for raw consumption, particularly in dishes like sashimi and sushi. The term 'sashimi grade' is not a regulated designation, but it generally indicates that the seafood and shellfish have been handled and prepared in a specific way to minimise the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Key characteristics of sashimi grade seafood include:

  • Freshness: Sashimi grade seafood is typically extremely fresh, often sourced from reputable suppliers who prioritise quality and safety.
  • Handling: Proper handling techniques are crucial in maintaining the freshness and safety of sashimi grade seafood. This may include rapid chilling or fast freezing to -60°C to kill any potential parasites or bacteria.
  • Texture and Flavour: Sashimi grade seafood should have a firm texture and clean, fresh flavour, making it ideal for raw consumption.
  • Appearance: The appearance of sashimi grade seafood should be pristine, with vibrant colours and no signs of discolouration, off-odours or other defects.

It's important to note that not all seafood is suitable for raw consumption, as certain types of fish may contain parasites or bacteria that can cause illness if not properly handled or prepared. Therefore, when purchasing seafood for raw consumption, it's recommended to buy from reputable suppliers like Fine Food Specialist who specialises in sashimi grade products and adhere to strict quality and safety standards. Additionally, following proper storage and handling guidelines at home is essential to ensure the safety of raw seafood dishes.

Types of Sashimi Grade Seafood & Shellfish

There is a wide variety of seafood and shellfish that are commonly considered sashimi grade, meaning they are safe and suitable for raw consumption. Some of the most popular types include:

  • Tuna Sashimi: Bluefin, Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are commonly used for sashimi due to their firm texture and rich flavour.
  • Salmon Sashimi: Wild-caught salmon, particularly sockeye and king salmon, is prized for its buttery texture and delicate flavour when served raw.
  • Yellowtail (Hamachi) Sashimi: Yellowtail has a rich, buttery flavour and firm texture that makes it ideal for sashimi and sushi.
  • Sea Bass Sashimi: Sea Bass, known for its mild flavour and delicate texture, is a popular choice for sashimi.
  • Snapper Sashimi: Red snapper and other varieties of snapper are often used for sashimi due to their firm texture and sweet, clean flavour.
  • Mackerel Sashimi: Mackerel is appreciated for its bold flavour and firm flesh, making it a popular choice for sashimi and sushi.
  • Scallop Sashimi: Fresh scallops, when sliced thinly, have a sweet and delicate flavour that pairs well with citrusy marinades.
  • Prawn Sashimi: Large, high-quality shrimp, such as tiger shrimp or spot prawns, can be served raw as sashimi when very fresh.
  • Crab Sashimi: Certain types of crab, such as snow crab or king crab, offer sweet and tender meat that is delicious when served raw.
  • Lobster Sashimi: Lobster tail meat, when extremely fresh, can be enjoyed raw as sashimi, offering a sweet and succulent flavour.
  • Oysters Sashimi: Fresh oysters are often served raw as sashimi, showcasing their briny flavour and delicate texture.

Types of Sashimi Grade Fish

Sashimi fish is a term used to describe fish that meets specific quality and safety standards, making it suitable for raw consumption in dishes like sashimi and sushi. Common types of fish that are considered sashimi grade include:

  • Tuna (such as Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye)
  • Salmon (typically wild-caught or from reputable farms)
  • Hamachi (Yellowtail)
  • Sea Bass
  • Snapper
  • Mackeral
  • Striped Bass
  • Flounder

It's important to note that the quality and safety of sashimi seafood, sashimi shellfish and sashimi fish depend on factors such as freshness, handling and proper storage. When purchasing seafood for raw consumption, it's essential to buy from reputable suppliers who specialize in sashimi-grade products and adhere to strict quality and safety standards. Additionally, following proper storage and handling guidelines at home is crucial to ensure the safety of raw seafood dishes.

Is Sashimi Sushi?

While sashimi and sushi are both popular Japanese dishes that often feature raw fish, they are not the same.

Sashimi refers specifically to thinly sliced raw fish or seafood that is served without rice. It is typically enjoyed with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger on the side. Sashimi showcases the natural flavours and textures of the fish, with each slice carefully prepared to highlight its freshness and quality.

Sushi, on the other hand, is a broader term that refers to any dish made with vinegared rice combined with various ingredients, which can include raw or cooked fish, seafood, vegetables and other toppings. While some types of sushi do include raw fish, such as nigiri sushi (a small mound of rice topped with fish or seafood), others may feature cooked ingredients or even no fish at all.

In summary, while sashimi is a type of sushi, not all sushi includes sashimi. Sashimi specifically refers to the sliced raw fish component of sushi, while sushi encompasses a broader range of dishes that feature vinegared rice as a base.

Is Sashimi Healthy?

Sashimi can be a healthy food choice when consumed as part of a balanced diet. Here are some reasons why sashimi can be considered healthy:

  • High in Protein: Sashimi is a rich source of high-quality protein, which is essential for muscle repair and growth, as well as overall health and well-being.
  • Low in Calories: Sashimi is generally low in calories, particularly when compared to other types of protein-rich foods. This can make it a suitable option for those looking to manage their calorie intake or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Many types of fish used in sashimi, such as sashimi salmon and sashimi grade tuna, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and improved brain function.
  • Source of Essential Nutrients: Sashimi is a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, depending on the type of fish or seafood used. These nutrients play important roles in various bodily functions and contribute to overall health.
  • Low in Saturated Fat: Sashimi is typically low in saturated fat, which is known to increase the risk of heart disease when consumed in excess. Choosing lean sources of protein like sashimi can help promote heart health.

However, it's important to note that the healthiness of sashimi can depend on various factors, including the type of fish or seafood used, how it is prepared and any additional ingredients or condiments served with it. Additionally, pregnant women, young children and individuals with compromised immune systems should take caution when consuming raw fish due to the risk of foodborne illnesses. Overall, sashimi can be part of a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation and as part of a balanced eating plan.

Calories Sashimi Salmon

The number of calories in sashimi salmon can vary depending on factors such as the size of the serving and the specific preparation method. However, as a general guideline, here are approximate calorie counts for typical servings of sashimi salmon:

  • 3 ounces (85 grams) of raw salmon sashimi: Approximately 120-150 calories
  • 6 pieces of nigiri sushi (with raw salmon on rice): Approximately 250-300 calories

These calorie counts are based on raw salmon alone and do not include any additional ingredients, sauces or condiments that may be served with the sashimi. It's important to keep in mind that while salmon is a nutritious food rich in protein and healthy fats, the total calorie count can increase significantly if the sashimi is served with rice or high-calorie sauces.

If you're watching your calorie intake, it's a good idea to be mindful of portion sizes and any added ingredients when enjoying sashimi grade salmon. Additionally, consider pairing your sashimi with low-calorie condiments like wasabi or soy sauce in moderation to help control overall calorie intake.

Sashimi Platter to Buy Online

Fine Food Specialist is known for curating premium-quality ingredients and our sashimi platters feature top-grade fish and seafood sourced from reputable suppliers. Our platters include a selection of different types of fish commonly used in sashimi, such as salmon, tuna (Bluefin, Yellowfin), yellowtail (hamachi), mackerel and more. Each type of fish may offer a unique flavour and texture experience:

Buy Sashimi UK

Here at Fine Food Specialist, we offer an exquisite selection of sashimi, providing customers in the UK, including London, with premium-quality fish for their culinary adventures. With a convenient online platform, customers can easily buy sashimi grade fish, including salmon sashimi, from the comfort of their own homes.

Whether you're looking for traditional sashimi favourites or exploring new flavours, Fine Food Specialist is your trusted destination for purchasing sashimi online in the UK. Indulge in the freshest sashimi fish sourced from reputable suppliers and elevate your dining experience with our carefully curated selection. Discover where to buy sashimi grade fish and order your salmon sashimi online today, exclusively from Fine Food Specialist.

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  1. Premium Salmon Sashimi Box, Serves 8
    Premium Salmon Sashimi Box, Serves 8
    £130.00
    We have created this exciting new sashimi box with additional accompaniments to enhance the sashimi experience for you Our fishmongers have hand-cut this premium side of sashimi-grade salmon to leave you with the best parts which are ready to slice into sashimi-style strips or for sushi. The fat ha...
  2. Sashimi Box
    Sashimi Box, Serves 6
    £69.95
    Introducing Our Sashimi Box Serving 6 People! Sashimi is the grade given to the freshest possible catch and is generally served raw. Our sashimi box includes three of our favourite fresh fish cuts, perfect for serving at a sushi dinner. The box serves 6 people as a starter portion and includes:  ...
  3. Buy Sashimi Grade Sea Urchin Roe (Ume) Online & in London UK
    Sea Urchin Roe, Uni, Frozen, 100g
    £59.95
    Sea urchin is one of the world's most highly sought after delicacies. The flavour is unique and the fragrance is often compared to parma violets, while the texture is beautifully soft and buttery. We'd recommend serving as part of a sushi platter or making your own sea urchin butter. Why not experie...
  4. Large Australian Abalone
    Large Abalone, Frozen, (+/-11cm), 1 Shell, +/-200g
    £24.95
    Abalone: The Majesty of the Sea in a Single Shell! Submerge yourself in the realm of exquisite delicacies with the large abalone – a captivating variety of edible sea snail that transcends the ordinary. Known by the moniker 'ormer' in Britain, this seafood is a treasure trove of flavours waiting ...
  5. Hokkaido Japanese Scallops
    Large Hokkaido Japanese Scallops, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, +/-300g
    £33.95
    Indulge in Opulence: Hokkaido Japanese Scallops, Sashimi Grade! Delight your senses with the pinnacle of seafood excellence - Hokkaido Japanese scallops, sashimi grade. Coveted by seafood connoisseurs and revered by food enthusiasts worldwide, these scallops represent the epitome of quality, flavou...
  6. Bluefin Tuna Otoro Sashimi Platter
    Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-150g
    £35.95
    Introducing our Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi Platter! Our platter features the finest selection of 'Otoro,' the most prized cut of Bluefin Tuna. Renowned for its rich marbling and melt-in-your-mouth texture, 'Otoro' is a delicacy reserved for those seafood lovers who truly appreciate the finer thin...
  7. Handcut Sea Trout Sashimi Loin & Belly, +/-230g
    Handcut Sea Trout Sashimi Loin & Belly, +/-230g
    £35.95
    Similar in taste, texture and vibrant orange colour, sea trout is a great alternative to salmon sashimi.   The white lines in the belly are the fat that gives the fish its’ amazing rich flavour. We have hand trimmed the sea trout to leave you exclusively with the premium and most delicious cuts,...
  8. Bluefin Tuna 'Akami' & Salmon Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Akami' & Salmon Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    £28.95
    Prepare to be captivated by our extraordinary Bluefin Tuna 'Akami' & Salmon Sashimi Platter, a culinary masterpiece that allows you to experience the finest cuts of Bluefin Akami tuna and premium salmon. At the heart of this stunning platter lies the Bluefin tuna Akami, meticulously sourced fro...
  9. Handcut Salmon & Hiramasa Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    Handcut Salmon & Hiramasa Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    £29.95
    Our fishmongers have hand-cut this premium side of sashimi-grade salmon, sliced into the perfect sized slices. We have paired the flavour of salmon with Hiramasa, also known as kingfish, which is buttery and rich.  Both fish are stunning served simply as sashimi, with fiery freshly grated wasabi, a...
  10. Hiramasa Loin, Sashmi Grade, Frozen, +/-200g
    Hiramasa Loin, Sashmi Grade, Frozen, +/-200g
    £21.95
    Hiramasa, also known as Kingfish, is a high-quality sashimi grade Yellowtail Kingfish which is farmed under strict, high standards to make it some of the best sashimi grade fish out there. The fish is firm with large flakes, pale pink in colour, with a rich and subtly sweet flavour. In Japan, the fi...
  11. Wild Yellowfin Tuna Loin, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, +/-1.1kg
    Wild Yellowfin Tuna Loin, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, +/-1.1kg
    £58.95
    Sashimi grade is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a tuna, indicating that it is worthy of being eaten raw. When the tuna are landed they are inspected and a sample is taken from the fish. The colour determines whether they may be sold as sashimi or not. Rest assured that we will always sel...
  12. Bluefin Tuna 'Akami', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-200g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Akami', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-200g
    £26.95
    We have cut down our stunning Saku blocks in half to let you try this amazing fish. The Saku block are appropriately cut so that it is easy to slice and perfect for sushi.  Bluefin tuna akami is next to the dorsal fin, which gives this part of the fish an intense red colour, due to its lower levels...
  13. Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-200g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-200g
    £31.95
    Bluefin tuna belly, or 'otoro' as it is also known in Japan, is one of the most highly sought after cuts of this special species of tuna. Only a small portion of it is available on each tuna, hence it's high price, but when it melts like butter in your mouth you will see why it is so sought after. T...
  14. Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block
    Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-400g
    £59.95
    Indulge in the exquisite taste of Bluefin Tuna 'Otoro' Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, a seafood delicacy that will captivate your palate. Renowned as the pinnacle of tuna cuts, the Bluefin tuna belly, or 'otoro' as it's known in Japan, is a highly sought-after gem. This toro fish rarity is due t...
  15. Salmon Supremes, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, 4 x +/-180g
    Salmon Supremes, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, 4 x +/-180g
    £39.95
    These beautiful salmon supremes come with the skin on and boneless. Try pan-frying them with oil and a little butter for crispy skin and serve on a well seasoned parsnip mash with a touch of salsa verde. Alternatively. these fillets are delicious when baked in parchment with some creamy ...
  16. Wild Yellowfin Tuna Saku Block, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, +/-150g
    Wild Yellowfin Tuna Saku Block, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, +/-150g
    £12.95
    Yellowfin tuna takes its name from the bright yellow fins that dot its back and side. It is one of the larger tuna species and is also known as ahi, a name borrowed from Hawaii. Perfect for sushi and sashimi, slice this fillet in clean motions with a very sharp knife and try with wasabi, really good...
  17. Salmon Sashimi, Whole Side, Fresh, +/-1.5Kg
    Salmon Sashimi, Whole Side, Fresh, +/-1.5Kg
    £68.95
    Sashimi is the grade given to the freshest possible catch and is generally served raw. Beautiful, delicate salmon in its freshest state is perfect for serving as a tartare, sashimi or sushi. If you are looking to prepare a fresh, aromatic tartare, don't feel you need to add too many extra flavours b...
  18. Hamachi, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, Scaled and Gutted, 2-3kg
    Hamachi, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, Scaled and Gutted, 2-3kg
    £119.95
    Hamachi, also known as Pacific Yellowtail or Japanese Amberjack, are exclusively raised and farmed in Hyoshuku, a region in southern Japan. The flesh of the fish is golden in colour and has a smooth, buttery melt-in-the-mouth texture, that is comparable to tuna. The flavour is truly exquisite and r...
  19. Wild Carabineros Prawns, Frozen, XXL, 500g (3-5pcs)
    Wild Carabineros Prawns, Frozen, XXL, 500g (3-5pcs)
    £67.95
    These red prawns are quite special. The bright red colour remains even when cooked and their name translates to police in Spanish, as they match the uniform. The meat of these crustaceans is firm and robust in flavour, offering a richness that is incomparable to more common prawn varieties. Their...
  20. Botan Ebi Wild Spot Prawns, Sashimi, Frozen, 500g
    Botan Ebi Wild Spot Prawns, Sashimi, Frozen, 500g
    £69.95
    Caught in the icy waters of the Alaskan North Pacific, these jumbo spot prawns are known for their sweet, delicate flavour and vibrant red exterior. They are the connoisseur’s choice in terms of size, flavour, and texture. These prawns are individually frozen at sea, to ensure they remain as fresh...
  21. Buy Obsiblue Prawns Sashimi Grade Online UK
    Obsiblue Prawns, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, 500g, (11/12 Pcs)
    £34.95
    The lagoons of New Caledonia are the only place on earth you will find the obsiblue prawn. The area is a designated Unesco World Heritage site and the unique balance and purity of plankton in the water creates this distinctive blue prawn. The rare species is farmed by a handful of local fishermen, d...
  22. Wild Yellowfin Tuna Supremes, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, 2 x +/-200g
    Wild Yellowfin Tuna Supremes, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, 2 x +/-200g
    £17.95
    Tuna loin has a completely different flavour than the canned tuna you can buy in a supermarket. In the Mediterranean, tuna supremese are often served as a whole steak, served with grilled vegetables. For a lighter option, they can be seared and sliced to be used in salads, or can be served with a cr...
  23. Tuna Poke Cubes, Sashimi-Grade, Frozen, 500g
    Tuna Poke Cubes, Sashimi-Grade, Frozen, 500g
    £21.95
    Similar to the cubes of fresh fish you would find in a poke bowl, these sashimi-grade cubes of tuna are an easy solution to making your own impressive, delicious dishes. Around 2cm squared in size, these squares of fresh tuna can be used in the traditional tartare, or even used in some Peruivan-inps...
  24. Red Prawns, Shelled, Sashimi Grade, Fresh from Frozen, 2 x +/-80g
    Red Prawns, Shelled, Sashimi Grade, Fresh from Frozen, 2 x +/-80g
    £28.95
    These sashimi-grade red prawns are caught off the coast of North Eastern and Western Africa, where the conditions are optimal for nurturing this species. The prawns are wonderfully sweet in flavour and the stunning colour comes from the bright red shell. These are perfect for adding to pasta or riso...
  25. Hiramasa Toro, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, +/-300g
    Hiramasa Toro, Sashimi Grade, Frozen, +/-300g
    Special Price £21.95 Regular Price £28.95
    Kingfish, also known as Hiramasa in Japan, is a high-quality sashimi grade Yellowtail Kingfish which is farmed under strict, high standards to make it some of the best sashimi grade fish out there. The fish is firm with large flakes, and a rich and subtly sweet flavour. In Japan, the fisherman go to...
  26. Wild Bluefin Tuna, Sashimi Grade, Cross Section
    Wild Bluefin Tuna Cross Section, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, +/-1.3kg
    £95.95
    Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure as we dive into the world of Sashimi Grade Wild Bluefin Tuna, a true seafood delicacy that offers a tantalising cross section of flavours. Renowned for its unmatched quality and exquisite taste, this prized fish showcases three distinct cuts: Akami, O...
  27. Handcut Salmon Sashimi Loin & Belly, Fresh +/-600g
    Handcut Salmon Sashimi Loin & Belly, Fresh +/-600g
    £68.95
    This stunning new seafood product is exclusive to Fine Food Specialist. Our fishmongers have hand-cut this premium side of sashimi-grade salmon, to leave you with the best parts, ready to slice into sashimi style strips or for sushi. The fat has been taken off the bottom, the spine has been removed ...
  28. Bluefin Tuna 'Akami', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-400g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Akami', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-400g
    £49.95
    This stunning block of bluefin tuna askami is Japan grade sashimi, and comes in a Saku (Japanese term for block) so that it is the perfect shape to cut for sushi. Bluefin tuna akami is next to the dorsal fin, which gives this part of the fish an intense red colour, due to it's lower levels of fat th...
  29. Bluefin Tuna Cheek 'Hoho-niku', Frozen, +/-250g
    Bluefin Tuna Cheek 'Hoho-niku', Frozen, +/-250g
    Special Price £19.95 Regular Price £24.95
    In Japan the cheeks are called Hoho-niku, also described as the ‘filet mignon of tuna’, and truly is a cut to be savoured. The fatty tissue in the cheek is rarely utilised, so it is best cut for slow cooking and perfect for stews and casseroles. Alternatively, the cheeks are sometimes grilled o...
  30. Hamachi Fillet, Sashimi Grade, Fresh
    Hamachi Fillet, Sashimi Grade, Fresh, From a 2-3kg Fish
    £62.95
    Hamachi, also known as Pacific Yellowtail or Japanese Amberjack, is a type of fish that is prized for its tender, juicy flesh and delicate flavour. This species of fish is typically found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean and is raised and farmed in Hyoshuku, a region in southern Japan. Hamachi is...
  31. Fresh Wasabi Root
    Fresh Wasabi Root, (+/-65 - 80g)
    £31.95
    Fresh Wasabi Root: Two Years of Careful Cultivation! The fresh wasabi root, a culinary gem that requires two years of careful nurture to reach maturity, stands as one of the most prized vegetables in the culinary world. Remember that fresh wasabi has a strong and pungent flavour, so a little goes a...
  32. Buy Dashi Vinegar Online & in London UK
    Dashi Vinegar, 300ml
    £17.95
    This dashi vinegar is an excellent high quality fermented Japanese vinegar that has been seasoned with kombu seaweed, bonito flakes, amazake and mirin. It has a strong sweet and sour flavour with notes of fresh seaweed. Dashi vinegar goes very well with sushi and sashimi, but it can also act to live...
  33. Kamebishi Soy Sauce, 2 year old, 200ml
    Kamebishi Soy Sauce, 2 year old, 200ml
    £25.95
    This Soy Sauce is aged in old cedar barrels for two years to give it it's well balanced salty taste. This is the perfect ingredient to use in Asian cooking or on it's own to drizzle on sashimi sushi.  
  34. Prepared Wasabi, Tube, 43g
    Prepared Wasabi, Tube, 43g
    £2.95
    This handy seasoning is a deliciously hot and spicy accompaniment to a number of dishes. Wasabi’s flavour is more similar in taste to hot mustard then chilli peppers, and is the perfect addition to sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi.
  35. Pickled Sushi Ginger, 190g
    Pickled Sushi Ginger, 190g
    £2.25
    Paper thin slivers of pickled ginger, also known as gari, make the perfect accompaniment to sushi and other rice dishes and stir fries. The sweet and slightly sour tanginess of the pickle is a great palette cleanser. 
  36. Wasabi Grater, Stainless Steel
    Wasabi Grater, Stainless Steel
    £14.95
    Japanese graters work slightly differently to English graters, as they do not push the vegetable through to the other side, which creates an aromatic zest which can then be scraped off. Simply use grater by rubbing wasabi in circular motions to create the perfect textured wasabi zest to use in paste...
  37. Buy Citrus Ponzu Sauce Online & in London UK
    Citrus Ponzu Sauce, 300ml
    £16.95
    This is a classic ponzu sauce that has been made using a total of five different Japanese citrus fruits. The result is a wonderfully fresh, tart and slightly sweet sauce that can add that little extra tang to your dish. This dynamic ingredient is perfect for finishing off your stir-fry, marinade, sa...
  38. Handcut Salmon & Sea Bass Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    Handcut Salmon & Sea Bass Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    £29.95
    This stunning sea bass and salmon sashimi platter has been hand-cut to perfection and is ready to serve and eat. Sashimi-grade salmon and sea bass perfectly pair each other in flavour and fattiness of the fish. Serve with good quality soy-sauce, freshly grated wasabi and sushi ginger. Check out this...
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  39. Handcut Yellowfin Tuna & Sea Bass Sashimi Platte
    Handcut Yellowfin Tuna & Sea Bass Sashimi Platter, Fresh, +/-300g
    £28.95
    Indulge in the exquisite flavours of our Handcut Yellowfin Tuna & Sea Bass Sashimi Platter, a culinary masterpiece crafted to bring the ultimate sushi experience to your table. Each slice of this hand-cut sashimi platter is meticulously prepared to showcase the highest quality fish, ensuring an ...
    Out of stock
  40. Bluefin Tuna 'Chutoro', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-250g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Chutoro', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-250g
    £31.95
    Bluefin tuna chutoro comes from the loin, one of the most popular parts of the fish. Chutoro is best eaten raw, in sushi and sashimi dishes, or ceviche. The chutoro has a pinker colour than akami, due to a higher level of fat. This 225g piece is a smaller portion of saku (the Japanese term for block...
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  41. Turquoise Sushi Platter
    Turquoise Sushi Platter
    £20.95
    This plate is a stunning piece to serve sashimi dishes on at a dinner party. The turquoise blue colour and white border will make anything you put on it pop with colour! The plate has been made with a crackle effect glaze and looks stunning to use for serving any other appetizers or starters.
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  42. Sea Grapes
    Sea Grapes, 280g In Solution
    £29.95
    Indulge in a little-known delicacy straight from the seas of Vietnam - sea grapes. These little seafood jewels are sure to delight your senses as they transform into iridescent green strings of pearls when soaked in fresh water. These little pearls of flavour are grown in the pristine waters surrou...
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  43. King Crab Meat, Sashimi Grade, Frozen/HPP 200-300g
    King Crab Meat, Sashimi Grade, Frozen/HPP 200-300g
    £44.95
    These king crab legs, sourced from Alaskan waters, can be eaten raw as sashimi but are equally delicious when cooked. Succulent and mildly sweet, these king crab legs can be steamed, boiled, or baked. Serve with garlic butter and a squeeze of fresh lemon. 
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  44. Bluefin Tuna 'Chutoro', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-500g
    Bluefin Tuna 'Chutoro', Sashimi (Japan Grade), Saku Block, Frozen, +/-500g
    £59.95
    The chutoro is part of the loin, one of the most popular cuts of tuna. Chutoro is delicious eaten raw, in sushi or ceviche dishes. The chutoro has a more pink colour than akame, due to a higher level of fat. Bluefin is the largest of the tunas, and can reach up to 680kg in weight. Bluefin tuna is a...
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At Fine Food Specialist, we take pride in offering an exquisite selection of sashimi, including premium varieties such as Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna, succulent salmon, delicate Hiramasa, flavourful Sea Trout and tender Sea Bass. Our commitment to quality ensures that each slice of sashimi delivers unparalleled freshness and flavour, perfect for sushi enthusiasts and seafood lovers alike. Whether you're hosting a special occasion or simply craving the finest sashimi experience, Fine Food Specialist is your ultimate destination for premium seafood delights. Explore our collection today and indulge in the exceptional taste of our carefully sourced sashimi selections.

What is Japanese Sashimi?

Sashimi is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced raw fish or seafood that is typically served as an appetiser or part of a formal meal: Japanese raw fish. The word 'sashimi' translates to 'pierced body', referring to the technique of slicing the fish thinly and serving it without any cooking.

Sashimi is often served with soy sauce for dipping, as well as wasabi (Japanese horseradish) and pickled ginger (gari) on the side. The dish is appreciated for its fresh, clean flavours and delicate textures, allowing the natural taste of the fish to shine.

Sashimi is a staple of Japanese cuisine and is often enjoyed alongside sushi, rice and other accompaniments as part of a traditional Japanese meal. It is also celebrated for its aesthetic presentation, with the slices of fish arranged carefully on a plate to showcase their colours and textures.

What is Sashimi Grade Seafood?

Sashimi grade seafood refers to seafood that is of the highest quality and freshness, making it safe and suitable for raw consumption, particularly in dishes like sashimi and sushi. The term 'sashimi grade' is not a regulated designation, but it generally indicates that the seafood and shellfish have been handled and prepared in a specific way to minimise the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Key characteristics of sashimi grade seafood include:

  • Freshness: Sashimi grade seafood is typically extremely fresh, often sourced from reputable suppliers who prioritise quality and safety.
  • Handling: Proper handling techniques are crucial in maintaining the freshness and safety of sashimi grade seafood. This may include rapid chilling or fast freezing to -60°C to kill any potential parasites or bacteria.
  • Texture and Flavour: Sashimi grade seafood should have a firm texture and clean, fresh flavour, making it ideal for raw consumption.
  • Appearance: The appearance of sashimi grade seafood should be pristine, with vibrant colours and no signs of discolouration, off-odours or other defects.

It's important to note that not all seafood is suitable for raw consumption, as certain types of fish may contain parasites or bacteria that can cause illness if not properly handled or prepared. Therefore, when purchasing seafood for raw consumption, it's recommended to buy from reputable suppliers like Fine Food Specialist who specialises in sashimi grade products and adhere to strict quality and safety standards. Additionally, following proper storage and handling guidelines at home is essential to ensure the safety of raw seafood dishes.

Types of Sashimi Grade Seafood & Shellfish

There is a wide variety of seafood and shellfish that are commonly considered sashimi grade, meaning they are safe and suitable for raw consumption. Some of the most popular types include:

  • Tuna Sashimi: Bluefin, Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna are commonly used for sashimi due to their firm texture and rich flavour.
  • Salmon Sashimi: Wild-caught salmon, particularly sockeye and king salmon, is prized for its buttery texture and delicate flavour when served raw.
  • Yellowtail (Hamachi) Sashimi: Yellowtail has a rich, buttery flavour and firm texture that makes it ideal for sashimi and sushi.
  • Sea Bass Sashimi: Sea Bass, known for its mild flavour and delicate texture, is a popular choice for sashimi.
  • Snapper Sashimi: Red snapper and other varieties of snapper are often used for sashimi due to their firm texture and sweet, clean flavour.
  • Mackerel Sashimi: Mackerel is appreciated for its bold flavour and firm flesh, making it a popular choice for sashimi and sushi.
  • Scallop Sashimi: Fresh scallops, when sliced thinly, have a sweet and delicate flavour that pairs well with citrusy marinades.
  • Prawn Sashimi: Large, high-quality shrimp, such as tiger shrimp or spot prawns, can be served raw as sashimi when very fresh.
  • Crab Sashimi: Certain types of crab, such as snow crab or king crab, offer sweet and tender meat that is delicious when served raw.
  • Lobster Sashimi: Lobster tail meat, when extremely fresh, can be enjoyed raw as sashimi, offering a sweet and succulent flavour.
  • Oysters Sashimi: Fresh oysters are often served raw as sashimi, showcasing their briny flavour and delicate texture.

Types of Sashimi Grade Fish

Sashimi fish is a term used to describe fish that meets specific quality and safety standards, making it suitable for raw consumption in dishes like sashimi and sushi. Common types of fish that are considered sashimi grade include:

  • Tuna (such as Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye)
  • Salmon (typically wild-caught or from reputable farms)
  • Hamachi (Yellowtail)
  • Sea Bass
  • Snapper
  • Mackeral
  • Striped Bass
  • Flounder

It's important to note that the quality and safety of sashimi seafood, sashimi shellfish and sashimi fish depend on factors such as freshness, handling and proper storage. When purchasing seafood for raw consumption, it's essential to buy from reputable suppliers who specialize in sashimi-grade products and adhere to strict quality and safety standards. Additionally, following proper storage and handling guidelines at home is crucial to ensure the safety of raw seafood dishes.

Is Sashimi Sushi?

While sashimi and sushi are both popular Japanese dishes that often feature raw fish, they are not the same.

Sashimi refers specifically to thinly sliced raw fish or seafood that is served without rice. It is typically enjoyed with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger on the side. Sashimi showcases the natural flavours and textures of the fish, with each slice carefully prepared to highlight its freshness and quality.

Sushi, on the other hand, is a broader term that refers to any dish made with vinegared rice combined with various ingredients, which can include raw or cooked fish, seafood, vegetables and other toppings. While some types of sushi do include raw fish, such as nigiri sushi (a small mound of rice topped with fish or seafood), others may feature cooked ingredients or even no fish at all.

In summary, while sashimi is a type of sushi, not all sushi includes sashimi. Sashimi specifically refers to the sliced raw fish component of sushi, while sushi encompasses a broader range of dishes that feature vinegared rice as a base.

Is Sashimi Healthy?

Sashimi can be a healthy food choice when consumed as part of a balanced diet. Here are some reasons why sashimi can be considered healthy:

  • High in Protein: Sashimi is a rich source of high-quality protein, which is essential for muscle repair and growth, as well as overall health and well-being.
  • Low in Calories: Sashimi is generally low in calories, particularly when compared to other types of protein-rich foods. This can make it a suitable option for those looking to manage their calorie intake or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Many types of fish used in sashimi, such as sashimi salmon and sashimi grade tuna, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and improved brain function.
  • Source of Essential Nutrients: Sashimi is a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, depending on the type of fish or seafood used. These nutrients play important roles in various bodily functions and contribute to overall health.
  • Low in Saturated Fat: Sashimi is typically low in saturated fat, which is known to increase the risk of heart disease when consumed in excess. Choosing lean sources of protein like sashimi can help promote heart health.

However, it's important to note that the healthiness of sashimi can depend on various factors, including the type of fish or seafood used, how it is prepared and any additional ingredients or condiments served with it. Additionally, pregnant women, young children and individuals with compromised immune systems should take caution when consuming raw fish due to the risk of foodborne illnesses. Overall, sashimi can be part of a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation and as part of a balanced eating plan.

Calories Sashimi Salmon

The number of calories in sashimi salmon can vary depending on factors such as the size of the serving and the specific preparation method. However, as a general guideline, here are approximate calorie counts for typical servings of sashimi salmon:

  • 3 ounces (85 grams) of raw salmon sashimi: Approximately 120-150 calories
  • 6 pieces of nigiri sushi (with raw salmon on rice): Approximately 250-300 calories

These calorie counts are based on raw salmon alone and do not include any additional ingredients, sauces or condiments that may be served with the sashimi. It's important to keep in mind that while salmon is a nutritious food rich in protein and healthy fats, the total calorie count can increase significantly if the sashimi is served with rice or high-calorie sauces.

If you're watching your calorie intake, it's a good idea to be mindful of portion sizes and any added ingredients when enjoying sashimi grade salmon. Additionally, consider pairing your sashimi with low-calorie condiments like wasabi or soy sauce in moderation to help control overall calorie intake.

Sashimi Platter to Buy Online

Fine Food Specialist is known for curating premium-quality ingredients and our sashimi platters feature top-grade fish and seafood sourced from reputable suppliers. Our platters include a selection of different types of fish commonly used in sashimi, such as salmon, tuna (Bluefin, Yellowfin), yellowtail (hamachi), mackerel and more. Each type of fish may offer a unique flavour and texture experience:

Buy Sashimi UK

Here at Fine Food Specialist, we offer an exquisite selection of sashimi, providing customers in the UK, including London, with premium-quality fish for their culinary adventures. With a convenient online platform, customers can easily buy sashimi grade fish, including salmon sashimi, from the comfort of their own homes.

Whether you're looking for traditional sashimi favourites or exploring new flavours, Fine Food Specialist is your trusted destination for purchasing sashimi online in the UK. Indulge in the freshest sashimi fish sourced from reputable suppliers and elevate your dining experience with our carefully curated selection. Discover where to buy sashimi grade fish and order your salmon sashimi online today, exclusively from Fine Food Specialist.

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