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Sesame Ginger Salmon Carpaccio


I was never really a big fan of salmon sashimi/sushi growing up.  Salmon has a firmer texture compared to other types of fish and that’s probably what threw me off. 

But as I grew older, I got past the texture and actually started to really appreciate the fish.  Salmon has this distinct profile that almost tastes smoky in its natural state.  Combine that flavor with the ample amounts of omega-3 oils infused in the meat and you have yourself a flavor that is really one of a kind!

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And although it really does taste great by itself (ask the Grizzlies!), that doesn’t mean you can’t take it a step further and add more to it!  That’s where we came up with this Sesame Ginger Salmon Carpaccio recipe!  

We designed this dish to be served as a quickly prepared appetizer, but you easily can make it a side dish or main meal by just making more! 

We do this by first preparing the umami sauce that is poured over the salmon by steeping some Bonito Flakes, the source of umami, in some Soy Sauce, which acts as the carrier.  From there, we combine some advanced flavors by mixing in some Yuzu and Sesame Oil.

Next, we prepare the salmon fillet by simply patting it dry with a paper towel.  The next step is to cut the fish and as simple as this sounds, it’s probably the most important part!  It’s important to get the thickness just right as the salmon is considered a ‘flavor’ for this dish, so using too much or too little would be like using too much or too little salt.

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For this carpaccio, about 1/4″ thickness is what we would recommend.  After making the cuts, we simply add some green onions and ginger sticks on top, pour the sauce, and place in the fridge until ready to serve.  We would recommend holding it in the fridge for up to 2-3 hours to let the flavors all mend together, but it can be enjoyed right after as well.  

So the next time you have guest over and looking for a presentable and delicious appetizer dish, serve this one up and blow them away – low-carb/keto style!

This carpaccio recipe takes the natural flavors of the smoky salmon and infuses it in a sesame oil base with a touch of umami and ginger finish. 

Super easy to prepare and comes in at ~2g net carbs for the entire serving!

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For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Sesame Oil, Yuzu, Soy Sauce, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Bonito Flakes and sashimi grade Atlantic Salmon (more oily compared to Pacific).  All these can be picked up on Amazon (aside from salmon) or a local Asian Supermarket. 

You can pick up sashimi grade salmon at most Asian Supermarkets or at this online shop.

Now, let’s get sashimi-ing!

Prepping Time 5M

Total Time 5M

Net Carb/Serv ~2g

Servings 1

Ingredients

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Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In a mixing bowl, combine Soy Sauce and Bonito Flakes.  Let it steep for at least 5 minutes.

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3) In the meantime, slice green onion and ginger into matchsticks and set aside.

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4) Pat dry the salmon block with a paper towel.  Finely slice salmon into 1/4 inch thickness and lay down slices onto a serving plate as shown below.

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5) On top of each salmon slice, place 1-2 matchsticks of green onion and ginger.  Sprinkle on Toasted Sesame Seeds.

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6) Using a strainer, push out any excess Soy Sauce from Bonito Flakes and discard Bonito Flakes.  Combine Sesame Oil and Yuzu into mixing bowl and pour on top of salmon.  You can either enjoy immediately or keep in fridge for up to 2-3 hours for the flavors to mend with the salmon.

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Japanese Salmon Carpaccio!

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The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Sesame Ginger Salmon Carpaccio. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~2g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: fusion salmon sushi, fusion sushi, keto salmon sushi, low carb salmon sushi, salmon sashimi carpaccio, sushi carpaccio
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lbs Salmon Sashimi Grade
  • 2-3 Slices Ginger
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp Bonito Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Yuzu
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • In a mixing bowl, combine Soy Sauce and Bonito Flakes. Let it steep for at least 5 minutes.
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  • In the meantime, slice green onion and ginger into matchsticks and set aside.
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  • Pat dry the salmon block with a paper towel. Finely slice salmon into 1/4 inch thickness and lay down slices onto a serving plate as shown below.
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  • On top of each salmon slice, place 1-2 matchsticks of green onion and ginger. Sprinkle on Toasted Sesame Seeds and keep in fridge until ready to serve.
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  • Using a strainer, push out any excess Soy Sauce from Bonito Flakes and discard Bonito Flakes. Combine Sesame Oil and Yuzu into mixing bowl. Prior to serving, mix sauce and drizzle on top, enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 2066mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg

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