“MAGURO” (Tuna) has always been the most popular sushi item all over the world, but recently “Salmon” is gaining its popularity almost to strip Maguro’s No. 1 status.
Mystery of Salmon
Edmae Sushi chefs gave a skillful twist to the perishable shrimps and clams by simmering, broiling, or steaming them. You would think, “Oh, they should have cooked Sake as well.” But they could not use Sake anyways because it was not caught in Tokyo Bay.
Possibility of salmon is expanding; it is served after slightly roasted, marinated in soy sauce and dashi broth (“zuke”), wrapped with konbu seaweed to add umami (“kobujime”).
Salmon is indeed a popular sushi ingredient that was born in America.
- Yasushi Kurita was born in Tokyo. He has spent the last 30 years as a writer for print publications and TV. When he was in college, he spent two years in New York. His favorite band is the Atlanta Rhythm Section, making him one of about 15 Japanese people who actually like that band.