Chirashi (sushi lunch bowls)

This is a fun way to eat raw fish (sashimi) and is easier to prepare than actual sushi. Make sure to buy and use fresh fish-- any kind or a variety of fish will work in this type of recipe. I used some Tai fish (not sure what the english translation is- we don't have as many words for fish as the Japanese!), but salmon or tuna would be good too.

Cook some Japanese rice (my favorite kind is Tamaki Haiga which has more nutritional value than normal white rice). Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients:
  • avocado
  • daikon sprouts (you could use other types, but daikon sprouts have a nice peppery spicy flavor that pairs well with sashimi)
  • bean sprouts
  • other delicate vegetables, like thinly sliced green onion (or the Japanese negi if you have it).
When the rice is ready, assemble in small bowls with rice on the bottom, then layer on the thinly sliced raw fish and other toppings.

Serve with dipping sauce or plain soy sauce and enjoy with chopsticks.

1 comment:

Lori said...

I looked it up: tai = sea bream :)