Not all sushi is raw, which may come as a surprise to some, and you can make an entire meal from cooked food.
Eel (unagi and anago) is always served cooked, and usually with a sweet and savory sauce.
California rolls also have avocado, cucumber and cooked imitation crab meat (called kamaboko or surimi).
Do sushi restaurants use real crab?
The Truth About the ‘Crab’ in Your California Roll. Sushi has become increasingly popular over the years. Imitation crab meat (known in Japanese as surimi) is primarily made from pollock fish, but it can also contain fillers and flavorings such as egg whites, sugar, and crab flavoring.
Do you cook imitation crab meat for sushi?
Imitation crab meat fits right in with many seafood recipes. It is, after all, actual fish (usually pollock)—it’s just not real crab. Use it in seared crab cakes, stir-fry or even cold dishes like salads. Because of the way it’s processed, you don’t even have to cook it if you don’t want to.
Is California Roll healthy?
When eaten in moderation, sushi can be a healthy meal — generally low in calories and fat. Sushi is made by wrapping rice and seaweed sheets around a variety of fillings. A California roll typically contains imitation crab, cucumber, avocado and sesame seeds, while an avocado roll contains only avocado.
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