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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||
Latin: Trachurus japonicus/Decapterus punctatus etc
Most frequent country: Japan