Fusion Sashimi – A Do or A Don’t?
Sashimi to Contemplate
Because I create fusion style sushi for a restaurant inspired by the flavors of the Pacific Rim, I get to incorporate a world of flavors in my sushi creations. Though the same is true of sashimi, it is to be noted that any successful fusion sashimi is best served in the Japanese tradition – very fresh and very simple.
Here, I infused sashimi with a touch of India. Hawaiian tombo (albacore) is served simply with jalapeno mint chutney on a few baby greens. The spicy chutney eliminates the need for wasabi, while a sprinkling of sea salt replaces the need for soy sauce. (Soy sauce would not pair as well with the flavor of the chutney.)
Have you ever tried fusion style sashimi? If so, what were some of your favorites or least favorites?