This new way of eating sashimi does not require wasabi like you used to have. The combination of grated ginger and garlic brings the best flavor profile to the dish. These two can be used to replace fresh grated wasabi. If you happen to have fresh wasabi, lucky you! But not all of us can find or afford fresh wasabi so ginger & garlic to the rescue. Together with citrus soy, fresh chopped chives, and smoky flavor of toasted sesame, you’ll have such a unique dish that only can be served in a fine dining restaurant.

Salmon sashimi with grated ginger and garlic
Shark skin Japanese grater
salmon sashimi with grated ginger and garlic

Ginger Garlic Salmon Sashimi

New style and new way of eating sashimi without wasabi in tube. Try to replace the so called wasabi with grated ginger and garlic you will be amazed of how delicious the dish is.
I recommend using Japanese grater to grate ginger and garlic instead of the regular Western style grater used to grate cheese. I’m using the shark skin grater to have a smoother texture; grated ginger and garlic by this type of grater will melt in your mouth.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • Japanese grater


  • salmon fillet as needed
  • ginger grated, as needed
  • garlic grated, as needed
  • chives chopped, as needed
  • sesame seeds roasted, as needed

Citrus soy

  • 2 tbsp mandarin juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce kikkoman
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Mixed oil

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together citrus soy ingredients. Strain the mixture 2-3 times t get rid of mandarin and lime pulp. Soy mixture should be pulp free.
  • In another small mixing bowl, mix EVO and sesame oil together. Stir well to combine two oils.
  • On a cold plate, layout salmon sashimi slices, topped with grated ginger & garlic, spoon a tsp of citrus soy over sashimi, then garnish with chopped chives and roasted sesame.
  • When eating sashimi, make sure you have everything in one bite to achieve the full flavor profile. Enjoy!
Keyword Garlic, Ginger, Salmon sashimi