Hamachi with yuzu and olive oil

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Hamachi with yuzu and olive oil

This is actually one of my favourite ways to have sashimi. It's so simple and light, somewhere between carpaccio and ceviche. The 2 types of yuzu add a phenomenal flavor with a floral tartness form the juice and a bit of green spice from the yuzu kosho. The salt crystals, provide little bursts of brine on your tongue and the olive oil brings it all together without being greasy.

What's yuzu kosho you ask? It's one of my favourite condiments, right up there with Thai sweet chili sauce. It's made with yuzu rind, green chiles and salt making a rough paste (a bit like wasabi) that's spicy, salty and intensely citrusy. It's a little too potent to use like ketchup, but it can be mixed into mayo, dressings, olive oil, soups, sautes, bbq sauces, the list goes on... It is a bit hard to find, but I scoured the Internet and found it here for about 12 bucks. Sounds a bit pricey for such a small bottle, but trust me, it goes a long way.

Well, I'm off to Houston for the rest of the week, so I won't be posting till I get back on Monday, but I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!


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Sashimi grade hamachi (yellowtail)
Yuzu kosho
Good quality olive oil
Yuzu juice (you could substitute lemon or lime juice)
Sea salt ( I used Portuguese fleur de sel)


  1. Put a plate in the freezer for a few minutes to get it very cold.
  2. Using a very sharp knife, and cold hands, slice the hamachi into thin slices.
  3. Place the hamachi on the chilled plate then place a small dab of yuzu kosho on each slice. Drizzle with olive oil, a couple of splashes of yuzu juice and then sprinkle some sea salt on top.
  4. Serve immediately.

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