Sushi & Sashimi Ingredients
There are many sushi and sashimi ingredients, some traditional, some contemporary. Sushi is prepared using ingredients known as neta. Some are placed on top of the vinegared rice while others are placed inside a Sushi roll.
The ray-finned fishes are so called because their fins are webs of skin supported by bony or horny spines ("rays").
|Japanese name||Common name|
|Aburasokomutsu||Black oilfish, escolar, snake mackerel|
|Aji (Chirimāji)||Chilean jack mackerel, inca scad, oceanic peruvian jack mackerel|
|Aji (Maaji)||Greenback horse mackerel, greenback horse mackerel, japanese scad|
|Akame||Japanese barramundi, japanese lates|
|Akamutsu||Blackthroat seaperch, rosy seabass|
|Ayu||Ayu, ko-ayu, ryukyu ayu-fish|
|Buri||Amberjack, japanese amberjack, yellowtail|
|Buri (Hamachi)||Amberjack, japanese amberjack, yellowtail|
|Hirame||Bastard halibut, false halibut, olive flounder|
|Iwana||East siberian char, headspotted char, whitespotted char|
|Iwashi||Pilchard or anchovy|
|Kohada||Gizzard shad, konoshiro gizzard shad, spotted sardine|
|Maguro (Binnaga)||Albacore, long-finned albacore, long-finned tuna|
|Suzuki||Japan sea bass, japanese seabass, sea bass|
|Tai||Sea bream or porgie|
|Yagara (Aka-yagara)||Flutemouth, lacepede's cornetfish, serrate cornetfish|
The cephalopods are molluscs living in the sea. There are both free-swimming and bottom-dwelling species. Fishermen sometimes call cephalopods "inkfish," referring to their common ability to squirt ink.
Crustaceans are characterized by having a hard exoskeleton. They are usually divided into several subgroups, of which the best known are lobsters, prawns and shrimps.
Snails and slugs
The term includes sea snails, freshwater snails land snails. There are many thousands of species of marine, freshwater and land snails.
Roe is defined as all the mature eggs of female fish and other marine animals such as sea urchins, shrimps and mussels.