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hamachi crudo
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Hamachi Crudo

Light and refreshing, this delicious Hamachi or Yellowtail Crudo is the perfect appetizer to impress your guests. Made with sushi-grade Hamachi and a few kitchen staples in just a matter of minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Briana


Citrus dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (use something high quality)
  • 1 medium lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ tablespoon honey (optional and to taste)
  • pinch of sea salt

Hamachi and garnishes:

  • 4 ounces sushi-grade Hamachi, thinly sliced (also known as Yellowtail or Amberjack)
  • ½ medium shallot, thinly sliced 
  • 1-2 whole jarred Calabrian chilis, sliced into rounds (optional and to taste)
  • 1.5 teaspoons capers (optional and to taste)
  • 1.5 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 10 micro basil leaves


  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil with lemon juice and zest, a pinch of flakey sea salt, and honey. Use a whisk or fork to combine.
  • Arrange slices of hamachi or yellowtail on a serving plate. Top with Calabrian chilis, pine nuts, capers, and shallots. Finish with more dressing, basil, and flaky sea salt. Enjoy!
  • This dish is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap for up to 24 hours.


  • Keep this dish refrigerated right up until it's time to serve, and do not allow it to sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Visit the FDA website to find out more about safely consuming & handling raw fish. 
  • Feel free to make swaps or leave off elements of the dish you don't want or like as needed. The only necessary ingredients are the fish, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Visit the body of the post for suggestions. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg