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This is the searchable online international food dictionary with 67,413 terms in 307 languages plus 42,027 plurals.

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aji (鰺) (today's sample record)

Language: Japanese - Romaji

Description: Scad, jack or horse mackerel, likely to be around 15 cm (6") long. The tough part near the tail must be removed before cooking. Fish which have a firm tail section and bright eyes are the ones to select. They are at their best from spring to autumn (US: fall) and are used for sashimi or sushi and may also be grilled, simmered or deep-fried, or just filleted and marinated in vinegar. Aji also means flavour.

Scad with a pattern almost like the fossil of a leaf on their side, with thanks to Sue Chambers who photographed these in Istanbul

Pronounced: AH-jee
Latin: Trachurus japonicus/Decapterus punctatus etc
Ethnicity: Japanese
Most frequent country: Japan

See: aji

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