How to Cut Fish for Sushi
- Gather your tools. You will need a cutting board and a clean, sharp knife to cut sashimi.
- Choose your fish.
- Slice off the top layer.
- Slice off the next inch.
- Cut off the skin.
- Cube the remaining pieces.
Do you cut sushi fish against the grain?
Starting from front to back, run your Yanagi through the fish in one smooth motion to create a perfect slice. “You can really taste the difference,” Chef Yoshi says, “if you’re doing a ton of cuts, you can feel the jagged edges in your mouth.” This is why it’s also important to always cut against the grain.