What’s your pleasure, Mr. Cotton?

The box:

Whilst eating freshwater fish raw is generally not recommended – I say this in the spirit of humbug mostly, having eaten both iwana char and carp raw previously, and many other things conventional wisdom states shouldn’t be, like the raw intestines of the ayu fish or uncooked littleneck clam – I made sushi with yamame caught at Yozawa.

It ate surprisingly well – the flesh was delicate like the sea-fish known here as hiramasa.  In hindsight it is perhaps not unexpected seeing as the yamame is a salmon relative.  I hope to catch more yamame again in the future and explore some more ways of cooking them.


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