For many families in Hawaii, sashimi (i.e., raw fish) is a must-have item for New Year’s celebrations to ensure good luck.
But when demand is high, so are the prices.
Generally, higher-quality fish costs more than lower-quality, but something in the middle will still make good sashimi. To save a little money, cut your own sashimi “blocks” from a chunk of ahi.
We asked a journeyman fishcutter to show us how to cut sashimi from an ahi quarter-filet. Watch and learn.