April Recommendation Fish – Tsukiji Market

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MADAI – Wild Red Seabream
Madai (Wild) ‐ Red sea bream

Madai (Wild) ‐ Red sea bream / Around 2kg / Kyushu sea shore

Caught all year around but this time around is at its best condition.

年間通じて獲れますが、この時期の鯛が一番おいしいです。

 

SAWARA – Spanish Mackerel
Sawara - Spanish mackerel

Sawara – Spanish mackerel / 3-4kg / Chiba/ Kanagawa

As the name suggests, Sawara means spring fish. During this time the flesh is very oily, making any dish best dish of the season!

“春の魚”と書いてさわら、その名の通り今のさわらは脂がのっていてとてもおいしいです。

 

SAKURA MASU – Cherry salmon
Sakura Masu - Masu Salmon

Sakura Masu – Cherry Salmon / 1.5-3kg / Hokkaido

Stable quality ones are arriving from Nemuro, Hakodate, Aomori and other places. The light pink color flesh has lot of oil and tasty!

根室、函館、青森などから安定した品質のものが入荷しています。薄ピンク色の身は脂がのっていておいしいです!

 

First Bonito / Hatsu Katsuo
Katsuo - Bonito

Katsuo – Bonito / 3kg up / Wakayama

It is a fish that will let you know the arrival of spring. The meat is refreshing, the color is deep and very beautiful.  Please try “Katsuo-no-tataki” with this!

春の訪れを知れせてくれる魚です。身はさっぱりとしていて、色は濃く大変きれいです。ぜひたたきにして食べてみてください。

 

CHI-AYU – Young Sweetfish
Chi Ayu - Young Sweetfish

Chi Ayu – Young Sweetfish / 150g/TR

It is going into full season now.  Bones are soft and can be eaten whole, so whole fried is very exquisite to try.

これから本格的なシーズンに入ってきます。
骨も柔らかく丸ごと食べられますので丸ごと素揚げが絶品です。

 

AINAME – Ikijime Greenling

Ainame

AINAME – Ikijime Greenling / 1kg up / Aomori

Although it is a farmed one, it has lot of oil in its white flesh. It is very good for sashimi, grilled, boiled dishes.

養殖のアイナメです。白身魚ですが、脂が多く美味。
刺身、焼き魚、煮魚に万能です。

 

 

SOGI (HIRAME) – Wild Young Flounder
Hirame - Fluke

Hirame – Fluke / Under 1kg / Chiba

It is a small flounder about 35 cm in length. Pretty white flesh is perfect for sashimi and sushi.

体長35cmほどの小さめなヒラメです。きれいな白身は刺身、寿司にピッタリです。

 

 

SUZUKI – Wild Japanese Seaperch
Suzuki - Japanese sea bass

Suzuki – Japanese sea bass / Around 2kg / Hyogo

Will be entering the season at this time. Although it is not high season yet, but good ones are already coming in.

これからシーズンに入っていきます。まだハイシーズンではないですが、身の張ったいいもの入ってきています。

 

 

 

 IKI HAMO – “Ikijime” Pike Conger Eel
Hamo - Pike eel (Pike conger)

Hamo – Pike eel (Pike conger) / Around 500g / Hyougo

Hamo have started come in. It will be going to be steadier from now.

ハモが入荷始めました。これからどんどん安定してきます。

 

 

MAKO KAREI – Marbled Sole
Makogarei ‐ Marbled sole

Makogarei ‐ Marbled sole / Around 1kg / Tokyo Bay

It is still bit unstable for ordering, but please still try it.

まだ出始めで不安定ですが、ぜひオーダーしてみてください。

 

 

“GEN” SABA – “Gen” Mackerel

Gen saba / Around 800g / Oita

The quality is now stable, and it is very fat now. It is the best for raw eating.

品質も安定していて丸々太っています。生食に最高です。

 

 

AMADAI – Japanese Tilefish
Amadai - Japanese Tilefish

Amadai – Japanese Tilefish / Around 1kg / Kanagawa

The more you chew the more sweetness comes out, and it is very exquisite. It fits various recipes.

噛めば噛むほど甘い味が出てきて絶品です。 いろんな調理法に合います。

 

 

KAMASU – Japanese Barracuda
Kamasu - Japanese barracuda

Kamasu – Japanese barracuda / 300gUp / Kanagawa

This time around will be the last time for kamasu. It still has some oil in the flesh. It is delicious both raw and grilled.

カマスのシーズンもそろそろ終わりになりますが、まだ脂ものっていて、生でも焼きものにしてもいけます。

 

 

NAMA-HOTARUIKA – Raw Firefly Squid
Raw Firefly Squid / Nama-Hotaruika

Raw Firefly Squid / Nama-Hotaruika / 21pc-TR / Toyama

It is also a newborn firefly squid. Just like the boiled, it still has price fluctuation. Recently used in French and Italian dishes as well. It goes well with pasta dishes.

同じく新物生ホタルイカ21尾サイズです。ボイル同様この辺は値段の上下があるので3月末にかけて値段も下がってきます。フレンチやイタリアンでも最近使われています。パスタなどにも合うそうなので、ぜひお勧めください。

 

 

HOTARU-IKA – Boiled Firefly Squid
Hotaru Ika - Firefly Squid

Hotaru Ika – Firefly Squid / 300g/Tray / Toyama

The grain is getting bigger. However, because the price of items is still high, it is also possible to try it from Hyogo for a while. In the case of Toyama designation, please write “Toyama” within an order.

粒もだいぶ大きくなってきています。ただ、新物値段が高いので、しばらく兵庫産で試していただくのもありだと思います。富山指定の場合はメッセージで「富山希望」と記入お願いします。

 

 

HIRAKI-TORIGAI / Boiled Cockle
Torigai Mukimi Fresh

Torigai Mukimi Fresh / 6pc or 9pc tray / Aichi

The price has started to stabilize. The body is thick, and the texture is now at the best.

生とり貝値段も安定してきました。身も厚く食感も最高です。

 

 

 

MIZU TAKO ASHI / Raw Octopus Leg
Tako-Ashi - Octopus legs

Tako-Ashi – Octopus legs / 1kg up / Hokkaido

Big and thick octopus leg have a good texture and taste.

大きく太いたこ足は食感もよく味も美味です