Friday, June 28, 2013

Spicy Salmon Sashimi

Spicy Salmon Sashimi So I was at H-Mart shopping for some beef bones to make more Pho and noticed that there's a sashimi section. HMMMMMMMM.....Poke? :D

It's actually pretty unfortunate because there wasn't any tuna. But there was a lot of salmon, so I just got a pound of it and made spicy salmon sashimi. It's pretty darn good and comparable to the one we usually get at a local sushi place, only it's less sugary. It is most definitely cheaper than getting it from there too. Lol. Maybe even healthier? :)

This is a pretty spicy dish, so if you don't want it to be that spicy, I'd half the gojujang and add 1 tsp of water to dilute it a bit. But if you're used to spice and love it, I'd stick with the recipe below. Add some chopped cucumbers to ease the heat. :)

Spicy Salmon Sashimi
(serves 2-3)

  • 1 lb sushi grade salmon filet, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsps gojujang
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsps sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 green onion stalk, finely diced, divided

  1. Combine salmon, gojujang, sesame oil, sugar, 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds and all but 1 tablespoon of green onions in a medium bowl. Mix until all of the salmon pieces are well coated.
  2. Garnish with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.

Make sure you use sushi grade salmon! I used the kind you can get at Costco (froze for 3 days and then defrosted before making) and it wasn't as good. It's still alright, but it definitely was not as yummy as the sushi grade kind at H-Mart. I gotta look for another place to get this stuff. A pound at H-Mart was already $12. Cheaper than going to sushi places for sure, but still...:P