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Sushi is commonly thought of as consisting of rice and seafood.
And although that's not accurate, seafood does indeed play a huge role in sushi.
Typically people willl encounter seafood that they have not eaten before when exploring the world of sushi.
Traditionally the seafood used will vary based on what is available in a given location.
This is less true in recent times, as fresh frozen seafood is packaged and shipped to many parts of the world.
Also the seafood served in sushi will vary according to the season, which determines what is available.
That has changed a little, due to fish farming, but generally still holds true.
|Seafood Toppings: Fish
|aji (アジ)||Japanese mackerel|
|chūtoro (中とろ)||fatty bluefin tuna belly|
|katsuo (カツオ)||bonito / skipjack tuna|
|maguro (鮪)||top loin of bluefin tuna|
|ōtoro (大とろ)||fattiest part of bluefin tuna belly|
|saba (さば)||blue mackerel|
|samma (さんま)||pacific saury|
|sawara (鰆)||Spanish mackerel|
|suzuki (鱸)||sea bass|
|toro (とろ)||fatty tuna belly|
|Seafood Toppings: Shellfish
|ama-ebi (甘海老)||raw shrimp|
|ebi (海老)||boiled shrimp|
|aoyagi (青柳)||round clam|
|hokkigai (ホッキ貝)||surf clam|
|kuruma-ebi (車海老)||black prawn|
|mirugai (海松貝)||geoduck clam|
|shiba ebi (芝海老)||grey prawn|
|Seafood Toppings: Other Seafood
|anago (穴子)||conger eel|
|namako (なまこ, 海鼠)||sea cucumber|
|unagi (鰻)||freshwater eel|
|Other Sushi Toppings
|ikura (イクラ)||salmon roe|
|kazunoko (数の子, 鯑)||herring roe|
|masago (まさご)||smelt roe|
|tarako (たらこ, 鱈子)||Alaska pollock roe|
|tobiko (とびこ)||flying fish roe|
|uni (ウニ, 雲丹)||sea urchin roe|
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