Hokkai at Home: Salmon sashimi with ponzu


Hokkai at Home with Julia (22) from Haarlem: “I just moved in with my boyfriend, which means that now every day we have to think about what we should eat today. Thanks to the Hokkai Fukubukuro, I always find something delicious in my freezer. Like the Sake (Salmon) Sashimi, which I prepared with spring onion, garlic flakes and ponzu. On the side, I cooked some Japanese rice and spinach with shiitake. Simple, tasty and fast!”

Number of people




Preparation time

20 minutes (ex. defrosting)


  • 2 packs of Sake (Salmon) Sashimi
  • plenty of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • spring onion
  • ponzu (or some soy sauce with a splash of vinegar)
  • 300 gram spinach
  • 200 gram shiitake
  • 300 gram (Japanese) rice


  1. Defrost the fish for 30 minutes in the package in cold water.
  2. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Chop the spring onion and put it aside.
  4. Cut the garlic with a sharp knife into thin slices.
  5. Heat some olive oil in the pan and deep fry the garlic slices until they are gold brown.
  6. Take the garlic flakes out of the pan and set aside to cool.
  7. Leave the pan over medium-high fire, open the salmon package and carefully place the salmon the pan.
  8. Bake each side only 1,5 minutes so that the salmon remains beautifully raw and pink on the inside.
  9. Take the salmon sashimi out of the pan and place them on a heated plate.
  10. Top the salmon with the spring onion and garlic flakes.
  11. Bake the spinach together with the shiitake in the same oil you baked the garlic and the salmon. Only add some salt and pepper.
  12. Serve the salmon and spinach with some rice and ponzu.