sa·​shi·​mi | \ ˈsä-shə-mē How to pronounce sashimi (audio) , sä-ˈshē-\

Definition of sashimi

: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

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Creative sashimi are also strong, like butterfish tataki wrapped around crisp white asparagus with a touch of herb and yuzu. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 What to order Shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna tostada, bigeye tuna sashimi style, crab and truffle gnocchi. Devra First,, "At Mastro’s Ocean Club and LoLa 42 in the Seaport, an escape from the known city," 12 Mar. 2018 The menu extends to include salads, sashimi, fried chicken and udon noodles. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Stir, in Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prepares for October Opening," 10 July 2018 Guests enjoyed a meal catered by Little Gem that started with a salmon sashimi salad, followed by chicken paillard, and finished with a light lemon olive oil cake. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Jimmy Choo and Vogue Host a Lunch in the Hamptons With Molly Sims and Estee Stanley," 30 July 2018 Caterers tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the Washington state governor's inaugural ball last year. Margie Mason And Martha Mendoza,, "Local, sustainably caught fish? Seafood distributor's murky supply chain is exposed," 14 June 2018 Rolls, sashimi, and the like can be ordered à la carte, but any Bostonian foodie worth their weight in salt knows that its omakase menu or bust here. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Dishes include a smoked duck dashi soup with pine, roasted pumpkin topped in homemade ricotta and kombu algae, and yellowtail sashimi marinated in soy, ginger, and lemony yuzu. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Alternately, grab sashimi and tapas in the hotel’s Green T Sushi Bar (7 Plaza de las Cortes, William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of sashimi

1879, in the meaning defined above

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: a Japanese food made of thinly sliced raw fish

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