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Ankimo 1

Japanese delicacy made from monkfish liver

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A Quick Tip by devora

  • Apr 26, 2010
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I love ankimo nigiri. Think of it as the Japanese foie gras. Amazing with sliced onions & ponzu sauce!
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review by . October 30, 2008
Dish of Ankimo
It comes from within one of the world's ugliest fish but don't let that technicality deter you. Ankimo, otherwise known as monkfish liver, is an oft-overlooked gem of Japanese cuisine that offers interesting textures and taste combinations--a rewarding experience for the discerning palate. It's a dish you'd more likely find at true Japanese restaurants (ones frequented by mainly Japanese patrons) but if you see it on the menu, do yourself a favor and order it at least once.   Ankimo is …
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The liver is first rubbed with salt, then rinsed with sake. Then its veins are picked out and the liver is rolled into a cylinder and steamed. Ankimo is often served with chili-tinted grated daikon radish, thinly sliced green onions and ponzu sauce.

Ankimo is considered one of the Chinmi (delicacies) of Japan.

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