Hirame Loin – Flounder (Sashimi Grade)

$38.28 /lb

Sashimi-quality frozen fish fillet, imported directly from one of the top fish wholesellers in Japan!

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Hirame (flounder) has a simple, elegant taste and alongside the madai (seabream) is a popular sashimi white fish. Containing inosinic acid (source of umami) and high in protein and low in fat. The portion along the joint of the fin, called “engawa” is rich with collagen and fat, with a superb firmness and taste that has made it popular among sushi connoisseurs.

Rumi Japan is located in Imabari, Shikoku, and has been operating as a seafood wholeseller in the Kurushima Strait for over forty years. Known for its fast-flowing currents and clear waters, the Kurushima Strait is an ideal fishing ground. Rumi Japan’s 3 Foundations of Safety, Traceability, and Tastiness is supported by the HACCP (as one of only 4 Japanese companies to have obtained EU HACCP certification). They also have BRC (England), FDA (United States) & ISO9001-2008 certifications to promote Japan’s healthy dietary culture world-wide.

Ikijime is a precise process of humanely and immediately killing the fish when caught. This results in lower levels of stress as the body goes limp. This prevents the build-up of lactic acid that sours the flavor of the fish, as well as ensuring the blood in the flesh retreats to the gut cavity which produces a better colored fillet and a better taste. The fish is then swiftly bled and frozen or placed in an ice slurry, which further improves the flesh quality and grants a longer storage life.

Preparations:  Sashimi, meuniere, marinated with konbu

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8 oz (Approx), 12 oz (Approx), 16 oz (Approx)




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