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Sushi as part of paleo diet?

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Created June 10, 2011 at 12:42 AM

What do you think of it as part of a paleo diet?

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on August 10, 2012
at 09:27 PM

@Futureboy - Linn (in Astoria) specifies which fish are wild, and where they're sourced from. it's also amazing, and reasonably priced ($25-50/person, depending on what you order). the chef there used to work at Masa.

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:34 PM

What Ashley said. Go ask the chef.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I'm not as coo-coo for coconut (sorry, I couldn't resist ;p ) as some people here but coconut aminos are the BOMB! I actually like it better than soy sauce.

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on June 10, 2011
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I'm with you there. Only thing ive found, totally just me though, is that the ratio of protein to carb in most sushi doesn't net me enough protein. So i usually shoot for some sashimi on the side and then gobble up the sushi. Gives me just a bit extra starch-free protein to accompany the rest.

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on June 10, 2011
at 09:52 AM

A real sushi chef will happily tell you where his fish is from. It's a source of pride for the chef if it's truly a worthwhile restaurant.

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on June 10, 2011
at 05:59 AM

Yes, one of my standard orders.

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on June 10, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Upvoted solely for your description of absolutely going Godzilla on sashimi. (I do the same. I get the biggest sashimi platter the restaurant serves, and then maybe also a tuna sashimi salad on the side which includes maybe a third of an avocado. Yum! Or should I say, Rowr!)

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:50 AM

That is interesting, I hadn't thought about that - Fish we buy in the store has to be labeled with where it is from and whether it's wild caught or farmed, I wonder why we can't get restaurants to divulge that same information.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Thanks for describing your home-rolled sushi; that sounds fantastic. Must try.

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at 01:22 AM

Heeeeeeck yeah! I love mackerel. King mackerel though you kind have to watch out for, as it's near the top of the food chain, and accumulates more mercury.

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on June 10, 2011
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That's harder said than done, unfortunately. I've never seen a place that lists whether its fish is wild caught or not. I would love to have that info, but I think I might be bummed about some of my favorite sushi places here in NYC.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:00 AM

I will absolutely go Godzilla on sashimi of all kinds. I'm pretty much grain free so I live without the rice and go nuts for salmon, tuna, octopus, eel...

I also like to make my own rolls with my own ingredients... most favorite would include cold scrambled egg, bacon, smoked salmon and wasabi. I'd like to say I avoid sesame oil, but I use it as a soysauce substitute with wasabi mixed in... although I'm considering making wasabi mayo with macadamia oil or something similar to break me of that O6 monstrosity...

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on June 10, 2011
at 03:28 AM

Upvoted solely for your description of absolutely going Godzilla on sashimi. (I do the same. I get the biggest sashimi platter the restaurant serves, and then maybe also a tuna sashimi salad on the side which includes maybe a third of an avocado. Yum! Or should I say, Rowr!)

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Thanks for describing your home-rolled sushi; that sounds fantastic. Must try.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:03 AM

Mackerel sashimi, kids. Get some.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Heeeeeeck yeah! I love mackerel. King mackerel though you kind have to watch out for, as it's near the top of the food chain, and accumulates more mercury.

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on June 10, 2011
at 05:59 AM

Yes, one of my standard orders.

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on June 10, 2011
at 02:08 AM

Yes. I have sushi and sashimi usually twice a week. Just make sure to order some sashimi so that you're not filling up on a ton of rice in the sushi. As far as grains go, white rice is about as harmless as they come -- I wouldn't stress out about eating white rice as long as you have the activity levels to support all the starch intake.

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on June 10, 2011
at 02:02 AM

Sashimi ALLLLLL day. Coconut aminos as soy sauce if you don't wanna do the tamari.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I'm not as coo-coo for coconut (sorry, I couldn't resist ;p ) as some people here but coconut aminos are the BOMB! I actually like it better than soy sauce.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 10, 2011
at 12:47 AM

The one thing I'm concerned about is the quality of the fish. It would be a great meal if it had wild caught, sustainable fish. However, a lot of sushi places use farmed fish, which generally has higher levels of pollutants and omega 6. Its probably not too too bad, but really not ideal.

White rice is also ok if you're reasonably healthy and looking for some starch. It has virtually no nutrients, but it has very little if any toxins.

So, overall I think it's good if you get a place that has good quality fish, and an acceptable place if you don't.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:50 AM

That is interesting, I hadn't thought about that - Fish we buy in the store has to be labeled with where it is from and whether it's wild caught or farmed, I wonder why we can't get restaurants to divulge that same information.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:22 AM

That's harder said than done, unfortunately. I've never seen a place that lists whether its fish is wild caught or not. I would love to have that info, but I think I might be bummed about some of my favorite sushi places here in NYC.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:34 PM

What Ashley said. Go ask the chef.

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on June 10, 2011
at 09:52 AM

A real sushi chef will happily tell you where his fish is from. It's a source of pride for the chef if it's truly a worthwhile restaurant.

28120feb1d29728c1f90c0fbb8c12035

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on August 10, 2012
at 09:27 PM

@Futureboy - Linn (in Astoria) specifies which fish are wild, and where they're sourced from. it's also amazing, and reasonably priced ($25-50/person, depending on what you order). the chef there used to work at Masa.

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on June 10, 2011
at 09:48 PM

guess I'm going to have to give home made sushi a try!! thanks for the ideas!!

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on June 10, 2011
at 09:49 AM

I am totally game, In Hawaii "Poke" is extremely popular. it is basically a diced form of Sashimi so we get to skip the rice complication entirely. I agree that as long as one is grabbing wild caught the food quality is spot on.

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on June 10, 2011
at 06:08 AM

There's a place here that usually has several different types of wild salmon. It's simply amazing compared to the Atlantic farmed/colored garbage that every other place has. I'll usually go for some aji ( http://www.sustainablesushi.net/the-fish/aji/ ) as well. If I tried to fill up on sashimi I think I'd have to file for bankruptcy. Nothing wrong with some rice.

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on June 10, 2011
at 12:34 PM

I'm with you there. Only thing ive found, totally just me though, is that the ratio of protein to carb in most sushi doesn't net me enough protein. So i usually shoot for some sashimi on the side and then gobble up the sushi. Gives me just a bit extra starch-free protein to accompany the rest.

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on June 10, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Sushi is great. Konbu kelp used in seasoning the (dashi stock) rice (its also great if you make fish soup to use as seasoning), contains many vital minerals and very rich in iodine too. And isnt it the best tasting fast food on earth? :) Buy only sushi that has been prepared under your eyes.

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on June 10, 2011
at 01:20 AM

mmmmm... spicy tuna roll

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