Sake Don: Salmon Sashimi And Grilled Salmon Ft. Salmon Roe With Rice
‘Sake’ in Japanese means salmon while ‘don’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese word ‘donburi’, which in English means bowl. Sake Don combined is salmon in a rice bowl dish.
Salmon is an all-time favorite fish of Japanese because of its raw and rich taste. No wonder people couldn’t get enough of it that they had to make giant bowls of sliced salmon over steamed rice.
You can enjoy this heavenly dish and have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner or whenever you’re having a Jap-food craving. The taste of fresh salmon combined with the light hint of soy sauce is enough to satisfy your appetite. Not only is this meal healthy and good for the heart, it is also very delectable. With just seven simple ingredients, you can already enjoy a hearty meal with your family and friends.
Here’s how to make it.
For the ingredients you will need the following:
• 1 sheet nori
• 6 cups of cooked short-grain rice
• 100 grams of salmon roe
• 600 grams of sashimi-grade skinned and deboned salmon filets
• 4 leaves shiso
• 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and another teaspoon to serve
• Wasabi to serve
Here’s how to prepare it:
1. Slice your salmon fillets into approximately 5 millimeters wide across the grain.
2. Arrange the sliced salmon fillets separately into four fan shapes with each slice of salmon slightly overlapping the other.
3. Slice the nori into five-centimeter strips. Finely slice each nori strip.
4. Mix your salmon roe with your light soy sauce.
5. To serve, you need to arrange 1 and ½ cups of cooked rice on the base of each serving bowl.
6. Flatten the top of the rice to make room for the sliced salmon.
7. Arrange the salmon sashimi atop the rice and juxtapose a shiso leaf right beside it.
8. Incorporate a quarter of your salmon roe atop the shiso leaf and garnish ti with a single slice of nori and wasabi.
9. Serve with your extra soy sauce and enjoy!