How do you know what grade you are in sashimi?
- The USDA and the FDA do not have any clear regulations as to what makes fish suited for raw consumption.
- Whenever you wander into a grocery store or supermarket and see the claim “Sushi Grade”, all it means is that the seller has judged it safe to eat raw.
How do you know if fish is good for sashimi?
As sushi and sashimi is eaten raw, the taste and texture cannot be masked with sauces and the cooking process. The fish needs to be free of blemishes and bruising and must be super fresh so that the taste and smell is perfect and not ‘fishy’.
How do you know if salmon is sashimi-grade?
Technically, there’s no official organization determining what cuts of fish are sushi-grade and which are not. The only true requirement is that the fish is frozen — and this requirement isn’t even related to the “sushi-grade” label. It’s simply an FDA guideline that applies to all wild fish sold for raw consumption.