鮭 | Salmon
Type: Akami
Season: All year..

Salmon is the new kid on the block in the sushi world. You won’t see it mentioned in virtually any traditional sushi book, unless it’s for Ikura (the eggs), a word that isn’t even Japanese in origin. The reason it wasn’t used is ostensibly because of concerns for parasites, though it’s worth noting that there aren’t exactly a lot of Salmon species in Japanese waters. A word of warning based entirely on personal experience: steer clear of Sockeye. 

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