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Yellowtail Sushi

Yellow Tail Sushi

Buri (Hamachi)

The yellowtail is included in a group of sushi fish called the “Big Three Yellowtails”. They consist of yellowtail, yellowtail amberjack, and amberjack. These three fishes are classed as a luxury fish. They are all related, and similar in nature, but the yellowtail is considered the most valuable. It is best during the winter, when it has a very oily texture. The flesh is light red, and rich with deep flavors.

When speaking of sushi, the hamachi is incorrectly referred as the yellowtail (buri) very often. They are both the same, however, hamachi is the farmed version of yellowtail. (please see description of yellowtail)

Hamachi Sushi
Hamachi Sushi

The yellowtail sushi during its best season has difficulty seasoning soy sauce to it for its high oil content. The soy sauce literally gets 'repelled' off the fish. Although the yellowtail is rich, the oils have a clear, and sweet aftertaste which is accompanied with a bold taste of the flesh. 

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Also see: Yellowtail in Sushi Fish


Popular style for yellowtail sushi:
Nigiri

Popular condiments for Yellowtail: Wasabi (Use Ponzu instead of soy sauce for hamachi)
Category: Red Fish (Akami)