Aji – horse mackerel

Aji – Horse Mackerel

Horse Mackerel Source: WildMercury Risk: Low Aji, also known as horse mackerel or saurel, is one of the three types of mackerel commonly available in sushi bars, the others being saba and sawara. The term aji refers to any member of the horse mackerel family. When aji is ordered in a U.S. sushi bar, what often arrives at the table is a tasty…

Toro (hon maguro) – bluefin tuna

Toro (Hon Maguro) – Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna belly Source: Wild, Farmed Mercury Risk: Extreme Toro (or hon maguro, as it’s sometimes called). Bluefin tuna — there’s nothing quite like it. The soft delicate taste, the silky ethereal texture, the lingering hedonistic delight that resonates long after the delicate morsel has slipped softly down your throat. It’s an incredible dish. I…