Which fish is most popular in the summer in Japan?


In Japan, the Japanese prefer to eat fish while in season.
Most sushi restaurants in Japan regularly replace their menus with seasonal fish.

One of the fish that has a special meaning is eel. It is a fatty fish, which in Japan is considered an exclusive fish. It is most often enjoyed in the summer.
In Japan there are 2 different kinds of eel freshwater eels and saltwater eels. As a guest, you do not notice the difference. As a chef, the 2 different eels allow you to cook them in different ways.

In Japan, you will find eels on the menu at sushi restaurants and in classic Japanese restaurants. In sushi restaurants, eels are eaten in a way that in the traditional Japanese restaurants are prepared and eaten in several different ways.

In Denmark, eel is not widespread in the same way as in Japan. Most people enjoy smoked eel on a good piece of rye bread.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you will learn how to make delicious and tasty sushi the most popular fish.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Can all types of seafood be used for sushi?

For that I have to say both Yes and No.

It depends a lot on how it is used in sushi.
You have to think that seafood has a completely different texture than fish. Most fish fillets are quite firm in the meat.

If you look entirely at seafood they remind you most about a bag of mixed candy. Seafood comes in many different sizes, tastes and texture. It is the raw material that is the hardest to use for sushi.

Some seafood used in sushi restaurants outside Europe are very difficult to prepare for sushi, it requires you as a sushi chef to use many different Japanese cooking techniques.

The consistency of seafood is also very different. Some shellfish have a very hard surface while others are very soft. In order for this type of raw material to become a gastronomic experience, you need to know which Japanese cooking techniques are best suited to it.

At the Sushi course for beginners the attendance learns to prepare the most sought after raw materials for sushi.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

What seafood is best suited for sushi?

FiskIn Denmark sushi chefs uses very little seafood for sushi. Usually they only use tiger prawns which are a shame since there are quite a few different kinds of seafood.

In Japan sushi chefs uses several different types of squid in many different ways. Sea urchins are extremely popular in Japanese sushi restaurants and it is a delightful dining.

In addition, the Japanese have a large selection of prawns found only in the East. Prawns that have the size, taste and character which unfortunately you cannot find in Europe.
In Denmark, we have many beautiful and not so exotic materials that are perfect for sushi like lumpfish roe, scallops and smoked eel.

Please read about Nigiri sushi course for beginners

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Accenture audit Elbek & Vejrup and many more.
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