Can frozen fish be used for sushi?

Joined Mar 12, 2005
Can frozen fish be thawed and used for sushi?

If so, an kinda which work well? And any to avoid?


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Joined Mar 29, 2002
It generally must have been frozen in a particular way. Flash freezing is best for quality but then the fish is frozen at -4 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of seven days, or for 15 hours at a temperature of -31 degrees F. This is to kill parasites and is the FDA standard.

Unless you're buying from a case for sushi grade freeze treated fish, you'll want to do the freeze cycle yourself if you can. Otherwise you just don't know how it's been treated.

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