Thursday, November 7, 2013

Homemade salmon sashimi salad

Hey there guys, let's talk about me and my sashimi for a minute. My love for sashimi goes back quite a ways. It took a while though for me to get to liking it. As you can imagine, chewing on a piece of raw fish wasn't the most natural thing in the world for me LOL. Anyhoo I got past that and now I love it! but I will only eat salmon sashimi, not tuna, not white fish. Don't ask me why :)

My teens are big fans too which means we could rack up the bill pretty fast for the amount of sashimi we would need to order for a meal. So it's not like we can have this every day. The cheaper alternative is simply to make my own copycat version.

So let's get on with my take on the salmon sashimi salad that we enjoy so much.
  • A heap of iceberg lettuce (as much as you like)
  • A heap of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Half a carrot, finely shredded (not in the picture because I ran out)
  • A box of salmon sashimi, about 8-10 slices
  • One lemon
  • Roasted sesame dressing
I get the salmon sashimi from my local Japanese grocery store. They come in a box, sliced and ready to eat. You should refrigerate it until you're ready to eat. I usually eat mine on the same day. I mean, it's raw and I just want to play it safe.

My local Japanese grocery store also sells roasted sesame dressing in bottles. They must go pretty fast because I can't always find them when I need them. So I tend to buy an extra bottle to keep as a spare when I see it.

Anyhoo all that's left to do is to toss the lettuce, tomatoes, shredded carrot in a big salad bowl. Top with salmon and a big old squeeze of lemon juice. Shake a generous amount of roasted sesame dressing over top. Toss everything together and you're ready to eat.

This exotic twist to a regular salad makes a really nice change for an exotic potluck when you have guests over. The slightly sweet, nutty tang of the dressing goes so well with the veggies and salmon. Best of all, we get to enjoy this at a fraction of the price we would pay at the restaurant.

Share your sashimi story. What do you think - love it, hate it, would like to try it?


  1. You've got me writing a post about the first date that my (future) husband and I went on. It was to a sushi joint. My first time. Let's just say that he's lucky I'm patient because I don't know what he ordered but it was disgusting. Since our second date (to a another sushi joint, I order myself), sushi/sashimimi is my favourite food. Hands down. And that was 13 years ago...

    I need to find a place in the city that sells this. I WOULD LOVE IT!

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  2. What a beautiful story and I'm glad to have found another sashimi lover :)

  3. I recently tried shushi for the first time and really loved it. I'm going to have to give your recipe a go sometime soon. It looks great.

  4. Another sushi/sashimi lover! Yay! If you try this, let me know how you like it :)

  5. Wow! The ingredients list is much simpler than I would have thought. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with This Momma's Meandering Mondays!

  6. I'm like you - only love Salmon Sashimi. Looks like a great way to eat in a salad.
    Found you via Mommy Monday Blog Hop

  7. So passing this along to my Dad. Thanks for sharing he'll love it!

  8. @Lauren
    Not many ingredients yet tastes so good. Hope you'll try it.

    It's such a refreshing change from just salmon sashimi.

    @Thriftiness Miss
    Hey, sounds great. Hope you score some brownie points for making your dad happy :)


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