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Sashimi salad with flying fish roe dressing

It may not be to everyone’s taste but for me there is something very refreshing about silky pieces of quality raw fish, especially when smothered in a salty heat of soy and wasabi.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to transform the boring old sashimi pack into a lovely little salad, served tartare or ceviche-style. The dressing was simply a mixture of soy sauce, (lots of) wasabi and flying fish roe, which provided saltiness, heat and a nice ‘crunch’ against the softness of the fish.

The salad is great to eat on its own, or spooned into little wonton wrapper cups and served as a fancy h’ordeurve. And it’s simple enough to prepare in the office for a 5-star lunch at your desk.

Serves 2 (small entree size)

Sashimi salad with flying fish roe dressing

All fish in this recipe is sashimi-grade. This ensures quality, safety and maximum flavour. Wasabi amount provides for mild heat, double or tripple the amount if you like more of a nostril-burning sensation.

  • 3 slices tuna
  • 3 slices salmon
  • 3 slices kingfish
  • 1 tsp flying fish roe
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Pea-sized amount of wasabi
  • 1 tbsp pickled ginger, to serve
  • Pea sprouts and alfalfa, to serve

Cut sashimi slices into 1cm cubes. Combine soy sauce and wasabi. Pour over sashimi, add flying fish roe and mix gently. Chill until serving.

Serve with a generous helping of pea sprout leaves, alfalfa and shredded pickled ginger.


chocolatesuze March 30, 2011 at 9:06 am

yum that salad looks perfect! and i love your fish plate!

Wholesome Cook March 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

Thanks! I wasn’t sure if it would look somewhat “cannibalistic” but the plate ain’t eating so it’s ok.

lawfullyweddedwife March 30, 2011 at 9:08 am

This looks divine!!! I have a major weakness for good fresh fish.

Wholesome Cook March 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hi Lauren, Aren’t you glad you haven’t yet unsubscribed? Or are you reading this on Reader ;-P

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed March 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

Beautiful! V classy. I am honestly still really coming around to raw fish – it’s the texture. But I love ginger and soy so usually drown the fish in that! Ruining it, I know, but it is the only way I can enjoy eating raw fish. Hopefully one day I fall in love with it.
Heidi xo

Wholesome Cook March 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

As long as you are trying it, albeit drowned in soy, it’s good! I grew up eating raw beef tartare, carpaccio, and cured pork products so the texture wasn’t as frightening for me. Though with raw fish I did start off by having smoked salmon and gravalax first, just to get used to it. Now I do prawns, octopus, sea urchin, the lot!

Mez March 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm

This looks perfect!!!!

I love sashimi, LOVE it!!!


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