When you’re not in the mood for going out to a restaurant, preparing your own food by yourself is an attractive alternative for many. Unfortunately, this is not a good way to get sushi. Unless you have the appropriate training, it is advised that you leave the preparation of sushi to the expert chefs at our Bothell Japanese restaurant.
The first thing that a would-be DIY sushi chef needs to realize is that you can’t use just any fish in sushi. Fish meat needs to be prepared, handled, and stored specially to be safe for serving raw. Sometimes people make the blunder of assuming that they can make their fish safe by freezing it, thereby killing off any parasites or bacteria that may be living in it. Unfortunately, a normal household freezer is not powerful enough to effectively “flash freeze” your fish the way sushi fish producers do. If you try freezing your raw fish, you’d probably just be ruining the good, fresh flavor of the meat.