As usual, I did take-out sushi on Monday evening (it’s a once a week thing in my house) and this time my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I ordered way too much sushi and ended up with a pile left after we were torpid with food. This is not a completely uncommon occurrence, and usually when I have some left over I pop it in the ‘fridge for a bit and eat it later. But I never will eat it the next day, only within a few hours.
It’s a psychological thing, I’m sure the fish is still fine the next day, and the avocado tastes the same even though it has turned a nasty brown, but I just can’t get myself to do it. So my question to you, faithful readers, is do you do leftover sushi? Please feel free to comment and let me know.
The Sushi guy.
- Sushi and Sexism - May 30, 2022
- Ginger (Gari) – The Perfect Sushi Companion - May 28, 2022
- The true cost of illegal fishing - October 31, 2021
I’m like you, I can eat leftover sushi for the next few hours.
I have wondered the same thing but not from take out. I live 3 hours to the nearest Sushi (Winnipeg) so we dont get Sushi very often. I travel to Denver for work quite a bit and make a point to goto Sushi Den downtown. Its incredible. Anyway… Considering our sudden cravings and lack of availability we were considering having a Sushi party not only to satisfy the “jonesin'” for sushi but also expose some of our friends to wonderful meal. I have found many places online where you can order sushi grade fish and our concern was what to do with the leftovers(assuming there are any) or how long would it keep.
I guess you could always cook the leftovers 🙂
Actually, the sushi party is a great idea, we do it sometimes with our friends (simple stuff) and it’s always a hit. Lots of laughter. I don’t usually get much ‘interesting’ stuff, just enough that I know will get eaten and do a lot of california roll type stuff so that if there are any leftovers, it’s not a big deal. And I usually take my time and to make sure that if there is any hamachi left, I scarf it down at the end of the evening as sashimi. But that said, I think that sushi grade fish, provided that it hasn’t been manhandled too much, should last a day or two if kept chilled (meaning not left out on the table all evening). Just take out a little bit at a time and keep replacing it on the table (if you are making it on an as-eaten basis). I’m not sure if you prefer to make the rolls before your friends arrive, so if that’s the case, it’s hard to say how much to make, IMHO.
Take care and thanks for the continued comments, Warren, I appreciate your readership!
The Other Warren
The Sushi Guy.
a few hours, but not a few days.
I reckon sushi tastes bad after left in the fridge. However, I still eat it after.
I chop some up for my cats to eat. If you have plain fish leftover you can make soup out of it.
I know I’m getting to the party a bit late, but here’s what I like to do with left over sushi. If it’s a piece of nigiri or even a maki with raw fish on it, I like to sear it with a torch. This works especially well with fatty pieces of fish. I let the piece of sushi come back to room temperature first and then I torch it up. It will cover most of the fridge smell/taste while giving the piece of sushi new life.
I just ate a whole bunch of 3 day old sushi (dorm nutrition is unhealthy at best) and I’m feeling all good. Better sick than starving? Yeah some of the rice was terribly hard but the fish tasted fine, and keep in mind I searched for anything ‘fishy’ as I ate.
I read somewhere the raw stuff has a 2-3 day life in the fridge while the cooked stuff (crab, shrimp etc) have about a week. All my disgusting experiences confirm this.