Recipe courtesy of Roy Yamaguchi

Sashimi of Snapper with Sea Urchin and Truffles

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  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Yield: Yield: 4 servings
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2 (2 1/2 pound) whole snapper (or opakapaka or Thai sea bream)

1/4 cup sea urchin

2 ounces ginger juice

2 ounces soy sauce

2 ounces yuzu juice

2 ounces lemon juice

2 ounces truffle oil

1 ounce rayu (spicy sesame oil)

1 fresh truffle, julienne (optional)

Japanese herbs (beni tate, baby shiso, baby negi)

2 ounces scallion oil, recipe follows

Scallion Oil:

1 bunch green onions

1 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons ginger juice



  1. Bone snapper and slice the fish fillets into thin sashimi slices and arrange flat on a plate. Puree sea urchin with a hand blender or a small bar blender.
  2. With a tablespoon, pour the following liquids around and over the sashimi; ginger juice, soy sauce, yuzu juice, lemon juice, truffle oil, sea urchin, and spicy sesame oil. Garnish with fresh truffles, Japanese herbs, and droplets of scallion oil.

Scallion Oil:

  1. Quickly blanch green onions in hot water and shock immediately in ice water. Squeeze out the water from the green onion and place in blender with the olive oil. Add the ginger juice, season with salt, and blend. Strain through a fine sieve.