How to salt fish for sushi?

You probably know that raw and salted fish are used for rolls and sushi.

If you are sure of the excellent quality of raw fish, then you only need to cut it. We recommend freezing first to kill bacteria.

Fish is salted in order to extract water and those substances that interfere with long-term storage. Today we will describe in detail how to salt fish for sushi yourself. Salting is quick and easy, thanks to this you will be able to prepare sushi, rolls and other interesting dishes for your loved ones at home, using our Japanese recipes.

What is needed for salting fish?

Take the time to choose a good, fresh carcass. It is best to buy in a large supermarket with a large influx of visitors, where the product does not hang around for a long time. Sushi is prepared from cod, grayling, salmon, eel, tuna. There is no difference in the salting process. Just a few simple steps:

  • Wash the red fish under running water, remove the scales and remove the entrails.
  • Prepare the fillet. To do this, cut inalong the spine, pull out the spinal bones with tweezers and cut the skin with a thin knife . Start cutting from the tailpart, where the flesh does not contain tendons.
  • Remove the underbelly and other fatty areas. Divide the fillet into 2-3 parts, such pieces are convenient to cut later when preparing rolls.
  • Use a knife to scrape off the flesh that remains on the skin. These small pieces will be an excellent filling for rolls.

Stages of salting fish

Further preparation of fish for sushi consists in salting.

  • Prepare the mixture: 400 grams of fillet will require 1 tbsp. spoon of salt and ½ tbsp. spoons of sugar.
  • Spread a paper napkin on the table. Sprinkle it with some salt and sugar. Place the fillet, sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top. Leave for 20 minutes. During this time, water will appear on the surface of the fillet. Rinse the fillet in a bowl of clean water and dry. Do not use a running jet of water, as this can damage the pulp.
  • Cut the fillet into slices diagonally, the weight of one slice is 12-15 grams.

You learned how to salt salmon, turbot or cod for sushi. We hope that you have managed to purchase products for cooking Asian dishes and your loved ones will like the Japanese dishes that you will prepare.