Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

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This yellowtail sashimi with yuzu ponzu is an easy, and delicious appetizer that comes together in less than 15 minutes. Looking for more raw fish recipes? Be sure to check out our Tuna Crudo with Citrus Caper Vinaigrette, and Spicy Salmon Crispy Rice.

What Is Yellowtail Sashimi? 

Sashimi is a Japanese dish made with raw thinly sliced fish. Yellowtail is also known as Japanese amberjack. For this recipe, we are using a hamachi fish fillet. 

Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

What ingredients do you need for this sashimi recipe?

Fish: The main ingredient is yellowtail. Use sushi-grade yellowtail hamachi with the skin removed. 

Sauce: To make the yuzu ponzu sauce, combine soy sauce with yuzu juice. For a gluten-free sauce, coconut aminos, or tamari can replace soy sauce. If you can’t find yuzu juice, lemon juice is a close substitute. 

Garnish: Top the sashimi with thinly sliced serrano peppers and some freshly cracked black pepper. 

Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

Yellowtail Sashimi Instructions 

Slice the yellowtail filets:

Place your yellowtail in the freezer for at least 10 to 15 minutes before slicing, this way you’ll be able to get more even and sharp slices. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice your yellowtail against the grain at a slight angle into about 1/4 inch slices. It should be pretty thinly sliced.

Arrange the slices on a serving platter.

Make the sauce:

In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and yuzu juice until combined.

Garnish and serve: 

Add a serrano pepper slice to each yellowtail sashimi piece. Finish by drizzling over your Yuzu Ponzu on the sashimi, finishing with black pepper. Serve.

Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions 

Is sashimi the same thing as sushi? 

No, these two things are similar, but they aren’t the same, Sushi is made with rolled rice, seaweed, and fish. 

Is sashimi the same thing as nigiri sushi? 

No, they are two different things. Nigiri is also made with raw fish, but the fish is placed on top of rice. Sashimi is served without the rice. 

How do you serve yellowtail sashimi? 

This will taste delicious when you serve it exactly as it is in the recipe. If you want to try out some different garnishes, add some sliced green onion, sliced ginger, daikon radish, or cilantro on top. Wasabi or spicy mayo are popular choices as well.

What other types of fish can I use instead of yellowtail? 

Each type of fish will have a unique flavor and texture. Other popular types of sashimi include halibut, skipjack tuna, scallop, ahi tuna, sea bass, kingfish, and even raw salmon. Just ensure you are purchasing sashimi grade.

Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

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Yellowtail Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu

This yellowtail sashimi with yuzu ponzu is an easy, and delicious appetizer that comes together in less than 15 minutes.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound sushi-grade yellowtail hamachi fish filet, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yuzu juice
  • 1 medium serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions 

  • Place your yellowtail in the freezer for at least 10 to 15 minutes before slicing, this way you’ll be able to get more even and sharp slices. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice your yellowtail against the grain at a slight angle into about 1/4 inch slices. It should be pretty thinly sliced.
  • Arrange the slices on a serving platter.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and yuzu juice until combined.
  • Add a serrano pepper slice to each yellowtail sashimi piece. Finish by drizzling over your Yuzu Ponzu on the sashimi, finishing with black pepper. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g, Sodium: 503mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 0.1IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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