Shima Aji

縞鯵| Striped Jack
Type: Shiromi
Season: Summer.

Shima Aji is a popular neta inside and outside of Japan, particularly in summer time when it gets a pinkish hue (note the winter version in the picture below does not). What I didn’t realize until recently was that the rise in demand, coupled with a decline in supply, means that most shima-aji is farm-raised. 

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