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Japanese Fish Species 14: Salmon-Sake/Shake-鮭

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Salmon is a favourite almost everywhere on the Globe, but it is in Japan that you can enjoy it in the most numerous manners!

Like every other fish it has many names according to season and place:
Shirozake/White Salmon, Akiaji or Akizake for Autumn Salmon, Shake in Tokyo.
In Spring it is called Tokishirazu.
I don’t have to tell you there are many, many names for it all over the world!

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Its roe, before processing, is called Sujiko/筋子 in Japanese, whereas the salmon roe, once treated, is called Ikura/イクラ.

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Many Japanese appreciate the roe untreated, but more people enjoy it on top of rice as it is with some soy sauce and grated wasabi.

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It also makes for some splendid colourful creation on a plate of sushi!

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As oshizushi/pressed sushi, it can make some very interesting combinations with the salmon flesh and roe.

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Have you ever tasted Sake Gohan/Salmon Rice?

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Slightly smoked the Japanese way, It is extensively used in the making of bentoes!

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Japanese Cuisine: Salmon grilled with Leek Miso

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Salmon is basically available all year round these days.
The Japanese prepare it in all kinds of ways.
Here is a simple recipe very popular in Japanese homes you can also enjoy as a snack with a cool beer!

Salmon grilled with leek miso:

INGREDIENTS: For 2 persons

-Salmon: 2 slices
-Miso: 1 large tablespoon
-Japanese sake: 1 tablespoon (can be reduced or increased)
-Leek: 5 cm long cut (chopped fine)
-Umeboshi/pickled Jpanes plum: 1 teaspoon (can be reduced or increased)

RECIPE:

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-In a bowl mix miso, sake, leek and umeboshi. Add sake if the mixture is not smooth enough. As for miso, choose one cotaining beans.
Do not be afraid to experiment as far as ingredients and quantities are concerned.

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Grill with the lower face/side up first.
Turn over as the first “bubbles” appear on its surface.
Smear the salmon with the leek miso mix and grill until “bubbles apear on the fish surface.

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Serve with shiso or lettuce leaves for decoration and limes forthe final touch.

NOTES:

-Take care not to overgrill the fish.
-If you use salmon with its skin, grill skin first.

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French Cuisine: Salmon Parmentier and Broad Beans Hash

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Salmon and broad beans can be found on the plates and tables at homes and restaurants almost everywhere in the World.
Here is an easy recipe I found in my notes. It was both inspired by Japanese and French Cuisines, but definitely with a twist of the latter:

Parmentier de Saumon et Puree de Feves/Salmon Parmentier and Broad beans Hash!

INGREDIENTS:For 4 persons

-Salmon fillet (skin peeled off): 400 g
-Broad beans (peeled): 500 g
-Unsalted Butter 50g
-Hazlenut powder: 4 tablespoons
-Seasme oil: a few drops
-Ground pepper and fine salt

RECIPE:

-Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius
Put the salmon on an oven dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover a piece of foil paper and bake for 15 minutes

-During that time Heat a big pan full of salte water and cook the broad beans for 5~6 minutes.
Take care not to overcook!

-Drain the broad n\beans and mash them roughly witha fork inside a bowl. Add a few dops of seasme opil and a little pepper and mix.

-Fiil 4 glass cups with the broad beans has, then add the cooked salmon (after having brol\ken it into large flakes).

-Sprinkle the hazlenut powder over the top. Add a dollop of butteron top.
Grill it in the oven so as to gratine it for a few minutes.

Serve with a sprig or two of flat Italian parsley.

NOTE: Keep a few whole broad beans and mix them with the hash for better effect!

-Accompany it with a wine from my home:: Rully white (Cote Chalonnaise)!

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I would like to dedicate this particular recipe to all sushi and sushi rol lovers!
My better (worse?) half came up with this simple recipe the same day she prepared the bonito sushi.
Once again she used traditional sushi rice added with fine pieces of pickled fresh ginger.

On a large piece of cooking cellophane paper she first placed thin strips of avocado and slices of smoked salmon, and finally the rice, keeping in mind to place them as to form a regular-shaped cylinder.

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She then wrapped the cellophane paper around the whole as shown on above picture.

She cut the sushi roll through the cellophane paper with a sharp knife she wiped between each cut.
N.B.: Wiping the knife the knife on a humid cloth is a technique universally used in Sushi restaurants to insure clean cuts!

She finally served the cuts topped “Tobikko” (flying fish roe). Lghtly dipped in shoyu, great with Japanese sake!