If you go out to buy a soy sauce make sure you are buying the real thing. A real soy sauce has soybeans but a fake one is made with extract, coloring and artificial flavors.
Kikkoman has a real one, La Choy is a chemical soy sauce.
Serious Eats has a good article on soy sauces, you can read it here.
I was reading a book called The fortune Cookie Chronicles and it has a chapter about soy sauce, This book is a good read.
In Iceland we have fresh sushi in almost every supermarket in town. For me it is getting the fast food stamp on it and I don´t buy it, maybe it´s all good quality and all but I want my sushi high quality to enjoy it the most.
I for example don´t understand why people use surimi in sushi, it´s kind of the “pink slime” in burgers. Here is the ingredients list I found for surimi on this page
Alaska Pollock, Water, Egg Whites, Wheat Starch, Sugar, Corn Starch, Sorbitol, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: King Crab Meat, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Extracts of Crab, Oyster, Scallop, Lobster and Fish (Salmon, Anchovy, Bonito, Cutlassfish), Refined Fish Oil (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat) (Anchovy, Sardine), Rice Wine (Rice, Water, Koji, Yeast, Salt), Sea Salt, Modified Tapioca Starch, Carrageenan, Yam Flour,Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn, and Wheat Proteins, Potassium Chloride, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Carmine, Paprika.
I heard that parents of children under the age of 6 years old are advised not to give their kids rice crackers, rice milk or baby food with rice because of arsen you find in rice. Always check out ingredients on baby food, lots of it has rice in it.
Well this blog ended from being a blog about soy to a blog about soy, sushi, surimi and arsen,
Before i let you go I am gonna end this blog with a recipe of my favorite recipe when we make sushi at home.
salmon in a bowl
- Fresh salmon
- Spring onion
- Fresh ginger, finely chopped
- Sesame seads
Cut the salmon and the avocado into small bite size bites. Finely chop the spring onion, ginger and the cucumber. Mix it all together and divide into individual bowls and add the sesame seeds, a teaspoon or so into each bowl. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce on the side.
If you got some caviar that would be a nice addition. You can as well use smoked salmon instead of fresh.