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Jan 14, 2009 03:18 PM

How long can you buy Sushi-Grade fish before cooking?

I'm looking to make dinner on Saturday but I won't have time on Saturday to pick up the fish. Would it be OK to buy fresh/frozen sushi grade tuna 2 days before cooking? If it is sushi grade tuna, should I just defrost in the fridge?

Thanks for all the help. I'm a new cook! :)

Also, if you can recommend a place to purchase sushi-grade tuna, that would be great!

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  1. If you are in Vancouver - I get mine from Angel Seafoods or Fujiya (and sometime Hi-To and T&T).

    Sushi grade fish is usually sold frozen solid. You can buy it days in adavnce if you take it home and put in the freezer. Then defrost it from the morning of the day you plan to serve it (or from the evening before for larger cuts.)

    Check on it later in the day - say around 2 -3 hours before you plan to prepare it. If you find that it is still frozen when you take it out of your fridge...accelerate the thawing process by placing it (still wrapped) on a large cookie sheet...then leave it on the counter until it is thawed.