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I can generally take of leave sushi, it seems a little carb heavy to me. I do love ceviche though. It is raw seafood with peppers, onions, and herbs "cooked" by adding lime or lemon juice to it. The fish turns flaky and white after somewhere between 15 minutes and 2 hours.
B to Bnonnie to Nomad, the journey continues Kyosha Nim
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
I've eaten a little sashimi, when we caught a yellow tail tuna for instance. But it isn't one of my favorite things. Now I love a good fresh tuna steak lightly seared on both sides and real rare in the middle. I actually served ceviche at a Halloween/welcome-to-my-new-house party. I also made it for "international food" for yoga schools grand opening(new location). The mayor, aldermen, and a lot of reporters ate it. My turkey meatloaf ,that I found on this site, was just as popular at another yoga party though.
When I was a teenager, sushi used to gross me out. What stopped me was the pungent wasabi that was a sort of a "mandatory" thing to dip the sushi into. But later on in my 20s I jumped over the hurdle when a friend introduced it to me. I felt in love with it immediately! But I admit it is an acquired taste. My DH, who is used to eating pickled herring ("Scandinavian sushi" ), says sushi grosses him out!
The sticky rice takes on its consistency because a type of rice vinegar that is added to make the grains stick. Often, sugar is added to the rice as well.
Since vinegar and sugar are avoids for me, I have given up on sushi. But sashimi is still okay for me, as long as the type of fish is compliant.
It has never appealed to me. One night we were invited to a japanese resturant by the owner, on our way to the resturant I said to my two teenage children that they didn't have to eat every thing thas was offered but they at least needed to try it. The first thing to come out was Sushi, the kids looked to me...well I dont eat seafood, here was this roll with a prawn in the centre and the outside was covered in fish roe, I know the kids are waiting to see what I would do and I had to be a good exsample, so I went to take a nibble when the host said no no you do it this way, you dip it in this sauce and eat it all in one hit. I dip the roll into the sauce and put the whole thing in my mouth, straight away I can feel my tummy react in dry reaching, this sushi sits in my mouth for what seemed like an eternity, I have tears rolling down my face, as I continue to dry reach without making a noise, the kids are trying not to laugh at me and our host is saying are you alright, I'm nodding to say yes I'm ok but no I 'm not ok. I eventually manage to get this thing down ...the things we do to try and make a point with our children, they didnt have to try anything else that night if they didn't want to. I have had fish twice this week as its on my swami, but I really really hate fish/shell fish it smell alone gives me a headache, and I dislike the flavor and texture.
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In the early 70’s I worked at a Japanese bank in the Chicago loop. This is where I was working when I announced that I didn’t like accounting and was going back to college for physics. GASP “Physics is hard for a man how could you even think of doing it?” Well I did & went on to graduate school. The officers of the bank were so upset with me; it was like I was betraying them for leaving. Anyway that place was where I learned to love Japanese food and sushi.
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First off, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE sushi rolls. I could eat those every monday - wednesday - friday. However, I have not had sushi in a long time. From what I understand, the rice has avoids and the wasabi is not pure. But, that doesn't mean you couldn't do it the right way, I'm supposing. But, I never knew if it was really a good idea to eat uncooked fish, if you have gut problems. However, if my SWAMI said sushi rolls were a diamond or even neutral, they would be a regular consumption in my system for SURE!!!!!! If someone wants to shed some light on this for me, I'm all ears. I don't understand what shashimi is. I know what ceviche is, and that is another one I wonder about if it wouild mess with the guts or not. I mean, is it really cooked? Now as far as liking it goes, hands down, no contest, I love fish. Fried, boiled, baked, pan seared, poached, etc. etc. and yes, raw.
Now, this thread brings me back a memory that is almost painful to even talk about. One food I just really MISS BIG TIME, is the place I used to work, the boss would got to Einstein Bagels on Friday and buy himself and I a "Locks and Bagel" sandwich. Raw smoked salmon, on a bagel with some cream cheese, red onion and capers. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In heaven, that'll be one plate I'd like to order, if they have any thing close to it. And maybe someday if my gut heals, I'll be eating one for a treat. On the other hand, I'm just wondering if it's really a safe practice or not??? I have no clue to be honest. I also sorely miss a gyro sandwich. That creamy, white cucumber sauce over that whatever processed lamb meat it is, with some onions on a pita. MAN!!! I want to cry right now.
Egg rolls! Aah, Crab rangoon!! mmmmmm.... Sweet and sour whatever.... My list goes on and on, including a terribly bad for you probably but sooooooo good, Hardee's Frisco Burger.....
Someday, I'll come up with something compliant. Although the problem is I rarely eat a grain with my meat. I should sometime, I'd probably put on some weight.
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thin or thick sliced raw fish, depending on taste and choice
ceviche is marinated in fresh lemon juice, which practically cooks the fish, without the means of heating at any temperature
like gravad lax, it s marinated salmon, also raw
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I love ceviche, and lax (lox?), smoked salmon, oysters and clams on the half shell with cocktail sauce. Yum to all! Regarding ingrained food attitudes, I think that I have a fairly open mind about raw seafood becuase my family have always eaten oysters in the south, raw on the half shell when available, or fried when they come shucked in jars. My mother always encouraged me to try different foods as I was growing up. When my mother moved to NY she got me to eat steamed clams ("steamers" they call them) by telling me they tasted like boiled peanuts.
We went to our local sushi place Saturday night, and I had my favorite sushi roll - spicy crunchy tuna roll, and a salad with the ginger dressing, and hot sake. Ugh! I did not feel so well the next day, plus I felt/looked bloated and I had gained a couple of pounds overnight. Later, I kept thinking the "crunchy" part in my sushi roll must be some kind of rice crispies, but DH says no way. Whatever it is, it's probably an avoid, and who knows what besides ginger in the salad dressing. I had soy sauce, which I knew was an avoid. Anyway, I can't go there on a regular basis anymore. Whatever the additives are, they are not for me. I've read that these places use a lot of pre-prepared stuff now in making up dishes. I'm sure the sake was an avoid, but I justified it by telling myself that rice is a diamond for me, and sake is rice wine. Right? If I had just eaten plain sushi or sashimi (which is just raw fish, no rice, ABNoWay, while sushi is raw fish with rice - I believe that is correct) I might have been ok. All the other stuff gave me a hangover. Not too bad, but enough that I could feel Sunday monring that I had eaten non-compliantly. The nice thing about having sushi is the sense of being close to the sea, that fresh brininess is very appealing to me.
I grew up on Long Island and ate raw oysters and clams and steamers. I'm not a sushi fan though. O in VA. There's wheat in regular soy sauce so maybe that's what bothered you.
I know I should eat a lot more fish than I do. I just don't make it at home except for tuna. Don't know why, just don't. I'll order salmon or swordfish when I go to a good seafood place like Legal Seafoods. Their swordfish with red onion jam is unbelievable!
The whole idea of sushi just doesn't appeal to me. The one time I visited the Far East - in the late 60s, most of the fish I had was fried.
Jane, my DH grew up in LI, too (Smithtown). He loves his clams and oysters, all seafood. I like ordering it when we go out, but you can't always be sure what's added in the sauces or seasonings. Fresh is always best, of course, which is why I love beach vacations.
Fresh is always best, of course, which is why I love beach vacations.
Much of the world's finest grade of sushi fish is served in cities. In New York, and here in San Francisco, as well as, of course, in Tokyo - etc., you can obtain excellent sushi and sashimi fish. The finest Japanese chefs import it very, very fresh. My guess is that fine restaurants can be found in Washington DC and other "nearby" cities, where you can enjoy great sushi. No need to actually go to the seashore!
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San j, I'm sure the bigger cities have very fine imported sushi grade fish, but I like to go to the seashore. It's my favorite place. I'm actually planning a day trip to DC in the spring - by train. I'm about 95 miles from DC, and I-95 is insane between there and here. You can be stuck on it for H-O-U-R-S.