• Miwa

Raw fish salad with delicious onion dressing


This recipe is not about raw fish. It's all about new onion dressing.

I've been using new onion a lot since they stared to be abundant in Japanese supermarket.

New baby is the one on the left↓

I'm a big fun of new onion!!!

As you can see, they have a thin skin,more moist, sweeter, softer and less pungent than regular yellow onion.

It is perfect for making salad.

I’m a little sensitive about onion pungency but I can eat this onion as raw.

In Japan, they are generally available from April to June.

Do you have one in your country?

If you are in Japan, I highly recommend to buy this new onion(新たまねぎ)!

I'm using bonito fish since it’s also in season now,but feel free to swap for any sashimi grade raw fish.

This recipe might not for kids but perfect for those who love drinking at dinner time! haha


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<Yield> 2 servings

<Prep time> 6 mins

<Cook time> 2 mins


8 slices of sashimi grade raw fish( In recipe, Smoked sashimi bonito fish)

shiso herb

Onion dressing

1 large new onion

myoga( optional)

1 tsp worth of grated ginger

Seasoning for dressing

3 tbsp of sushi vinegar

1 ½ tbsp of rice vinegar

3 ½ tbsp of soy sauce

2 tsp of salted rice malt

2 ½ tbsp of toasted sesame oil.

For substitution of seasonings, see Miwa's tips below

<Optional toppings>


spring onion

chili oil


1: Chop ½ of onion and myoga finely. They should be about the same size.

2: Grate another ½ of onion , cover with plastic wrap and microwave it for 600w 1min, then transfer to the mixing bowl.

3: In 2, add grated ginger and all seasoning listed above. Mix them.

4: Combine 1 and 3. Let it refrigerate for at least an hour.

5: Place your raw fish on your serving plate and drizzle chilled dressing. Garnish some shiso herb and time to dig in!

<Miwa’s tip> Sorry it's a lot to tell you! haha

・Tuna , salmon , scallops, boiled shrimp are also good. Even drizzling on avocado or tofu is yum!

・If you are sensitive to onion pungency, soak the finely chopped onion in water for 5mins and drain. Also If you are making with regular onion, they are more pungent, so definitely want to soak in a water!!

・This dressing need to be chilled.

・Myoga is totally optional.

・If you don’t have salted rice malt, just add extra 1 tsp of soy sauce and pinch of salt

・If you don’t have sushi vinegar, you can add 2 tbsp of vinegar +1 1/2tbsp of sugar

<Storage time>

For onion dressing→store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 4days.