Bluefin tuna is likely one of the most extremely prized fish utilized in Japanese uncooked fish dishes. About 80% of the caught Atlantic and Pacific bluefin tunas are consumed in Japan. The fish is famend for fetching excessive bids on the first public sale of the 12 months in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market. The world’s most costly fish is the 222-kilogram bluefin tuna that bought for $1.eight Million (155.four million yen) in January 2017.
On this video, a big tuna is separated into sections of differing grades and ready right into a scrumptious sushi meal.
Japanese started consuming tuna sushi within the 1840s, when a big catch got here into Edo [old Tokyo] one season. A chef marinated a couple of items in soy sauce and served it as nigiri sushi. At the moment, these fish have been nicknamed shibi — “4 days” — as a result of cooks would bury them for 4 days to mellow their bloody style.