su·​ri·​mi | \ su̇-ˈrē-mē How to pronounce surimi (audio) \

Definition of surimi

: a fish product made from inexpensive whitefish and often processed to resemble more expensive seafood (such as crabmeat)

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It is minced into paste called surimi for imitation crab, ground for animal feed and pressed into oil. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry," 22 Dec. 2018 Most diners at this point know the difference between real crab and surimi, the processed fish paste that contains no actual crab but is textured and seasoned to mimic the genuine article, however poorly. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Dishonest menus: Diners, beware of 7 restaurant lies you may be swallowing right now," 13 June 2018 And the ever-popular California sushi roll is made with surimi (imitation crab) that contains wheat. Emily Rubin, Rd, Ldn,, "Going gluten free? Dietitian shares unexpected sources of gluten," 11 June 2018 Try the steamed shrimp version with sushi rice, red onion, spicy motoyaki sauce, avocado, cucumber, seaweed salad, sweet sesame sauce and the imitation crab known as surimi. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 For Alaska pollock roe and surimi, for example, 4.2 percent tariffs going into Japan would have immediately gone to zero, said Ron Rogness of American Seafoods Company. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Decline in Pacific halibut fishery not as severe as feared," 26 Mar. 2018 Russian purchases of Alaska seafood totaled at least 20 million pounds of mostly pink salmon roe and pollock surimi annually, valued at $60 million, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Decline in Pacific halibut fishery not as severe as feared," 26 Mar. 2018 Most sushi restaurants serve imitation crab meat (or surimi) which is other, more cost-effective fish ground up and mashed together with binders that often contain gluten. Anne Nickoloff,, "Get 'Rick-rolled' at Cleveland House Of Blues in April with Rick Astley show," 6 Feb. 2018 The mega maki required approximately 500 cups of vinegared rice, 800 sheets of nori paper, 125 avocados and 200 pounds of surimi, a fish paste. Joanna Prisco, USA TODAY, "This rainbow-colored 504-foot California roll sets sushi record," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of surimi

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for surimi

Japanese, chopped meat or fish

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