Sushi Ingredients - Sushi Fish - Gizzard Shad
Shad Sushi in Sushi Menu
make things confusing, in the Japanese
fishing terminology, the gizzard shad is a shusse uo
, or “promoting
fish”, and has four classifications according to their age, and size.
in (Not used for sushi)
gizzard shad were used as good luck
charms for child birth, and they were buried in the ground to protect
from labor. During the Edo
period, the gizzard
shad were very abundant and not very expensive. There were times when
gizzard shad were cheaper than rice, and considered the fish for the
poor. As for now the seasonal shinko can
run as much as $300.00 per pound during the spring season.
name kohada , which is the most
widely known stage of the fish gets its name from the many dark blue
its skin. (Ko meaning powder(or
and hada meaning skin) . All stages
except the eldest konoshiro
are cured and used as sushi. The konoshiro is
usually grilled with salt.