Can I Make My Own Sushi with Fish from the Supermarket?

When you’re not in the mood for going out to eat, preparing your own food is often an attractive alternative. Unfortunately, this is not the best way to get sushi for most people. Unless you really know what you’re doing, it is well advised that you leave the preparation of your sushi to the chefs at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle.

The first thing you need to understand is that you can’t use just any cut of fish in sushi. Fish meat needs to be specially prepared, handled, and stored in order to be safe for serving raw. Some people make the mistake of assuming that they can make their food safe by freezing their fish, killing off any parasites or microbes it may be harboring. Unfortunately, a household freezer does not have adequate means to effectively “flash freeze” your fish. In fact, you’d probably be doing little more than ruining the good, fresh flavor of the fish.