surimi

noun
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)

Examples of surimi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most fish is sold by processors as headed/gutted whole fish (41%) followed by fillets (20%), surimi (13%) , roe (10%), canned (5%) and only 3% for meal/oils. Anchorage Daily News, "Breaking down Alaska seafood’s economic value," 28 Jan. 2020 So far, though some are fishing farther north, overall harvests of nearly 4.4 billion pounds a year have remained relatively stable, producing fillets, fish burgers, surimi and other products for U.S. and global markets. Anchorage Daily News, "As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’," 17 Sep. 2019 Other favorites include a crab pie with crab sauce, mozzarella and surimi, a vodka pie with tomato vodka cream sauce and a mix of Italian cheeses, and a Staten Island pie with meatballs, red onion and ricotta. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opens in downtown Hartford," 10 Dec. 2019 Other favorites include a crab pie with crab sauce, mozzarella and surimi, a vodka pie with tomato vodka cream sauce and a mix of Italian cheeses, and a Staten Island pie with meatballs, red onion and ricotta. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opens in downtown Hartford," 10 Dec. 2019 So far, though some are fishing farther north, overall harvests of nearly 4.4 billion pounds a year have remained relatively stable, producing fillets, fish burgers, surimi and other products for U.S. and global markets. Anchorage Daily News, "As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’," 17 Sep. 2019 Later, when surimi became widely available, sushi counters substituted the cheap processed fish sticks for king crab. Washington Post, "Made in America," 11 Oct. 2019 So far, though some are fishing farther north, overall harvests of nearly 4.4 billion pounds a year have remained relatively stable, producing fillets, fish burgers, surimi and other products for U.S. and global markets. Anchorage Daily News, "As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’," 17 Sep. 2019 So far, though some are fishing farther north, overall harvests of nearly 4.4 billion pounds a year have remained relatively stable, producing fillets, fish burgers, surimi and other products for U.S. and global markets. Anchorage Daily News, "As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’," 17 Sep. 2019

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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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17 May 2020

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“Surimi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surimi. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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