The lovely folks at SWM wanted me to know they make sushi rolls Monday through Friday every week (the best damn rolls *I've* had in Cville btw), and offer sashimi-quality fresh fish daily. So why Sashimi Days? Not sure. Maybe it's a timesaver of some sort - the drive-thru window for high-grade tuna. The "Brew-Thru" for sushi. In any case, Hubby and I have had a terrific time (or he has rather, I just eat them) creating all sorts of sushi rolls. Stuff you wouldn't see on a menu. Two weeks ago it was:
- Spicy Tuna and Watercress Rolls - Duke's mayonnaise mixed with Sriracha sauce was blended to make the spicy sauce, and Horse and Buggy watercress provided the crunch.
- Salmon and Watercress Rolls - buttery buttery salmon. Among the best I've tasted.
- Salmon and Wasabi Tobikko Rolls - Tobiko purchased from SWM. It's tiny fish roe marinated in wasabi. Provides a nice pop of heat in the mouth - a great complement to the salmon.
The next Sashimi Days are THIS Wednesday and Thursday, 5/20 and 5/21/09. A copy of the SWM email is below, containing a breakdown of prices and availability from this week's selection. So what are you waiting for? Go order thee some sashimi! Man, I can't WAIT until Wednesday...
From Seafood at West Main:
Our sashimi packs (tray) contain a piece of fish, approx. 5~8 oz each. One pack contains about 2 servings. You will need to slice the fish at home for a Sashimi or Sushi dish. For example, if you order 1 tuna tray, you will get one rectangular piece of tuna that is approx. 5-8 oz each. The price fluctuates. Understandably, the price will be more expensive than our usual fillet price, because sashimi will be from the prime part of fish and well trimmed. Sashimi packs will be ready after 12:00 noon. Please indicate your pick up day and your phone number.
Our Sashimi selections (all subject to availability) (1 tray 5~8 oz)
Assorted Whitefish $8~11
Yellowtail (Hamachi) $9~12
Squid (Ika) $3.50~5.00
Salmon Caviar Ikura $8.98/pk
Flying Fish Roe (Tobikko) Orange, Wasabi, Golden, Black $3~4/pk
Seared Bonito (Katsuo Tataki) $7/pk
**Sushi Rice*** $3.50
Also, we have an extensive selection of Japanese groceries and frozen items, such as Seaweed Salad, Grilled Eel (Unagi), Pickled Mackerel (Shimesaba) to enhance your sashimi experience.
Mrs. Atsuko Nakamoto
Retail Sales Associate
Seafood @ West Main
416 West Main St. ( Main Street Market )
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434 296 8484 Tweet