Shime saba - cured sashimi grade mackerel
£6.00 £7.00
100g / 1 fillet

Shime saba - cured sashimi grade mackerel

£6.00 £7.00 *
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100g / 1 fillet ( 10+ available )

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Product Information
  • Boneless and cured in vinegar, you can choose between 1 intact fillet or pre-sliced
  • We recommend it as a nigiri topper
  •  For sushi, a main course requires 150g of fish per person

These are sashimi grade mackerel fillets which have been carefully taken through the marinating process to produce a quality shime saba. If you're looking for something ready to go for that sushi night you've been planning, the sliced option is what you need. However if you want to be a little more involved, and you have a VERY sharp knife to hand, try the full fillet and slice it yourself. Using a blunt knife will ruin the beautiful skin. It's a little treat that tends to get left out of when an at home sushi party is planned, but we definitely encourage you to give it a go. You won't regret it!

How you've been using our Shime saba - cured sashimi mackerel...

  • "I love this cured sashimi mackerel.  I prepared with grinded ginger and citrus vinegar (bontsu) and it was so so delicious!!"
  • "Came frozen and packaged in a vacuum sealed pouch. Cured to perfection, perfectly vinegar flavor. Deliciously juicy and oily too! If you like shimesaba sushi from japanese restaurants, this is near perfect to it."


Sustainability - Our rating: 8/10

This mackerel is caught in the NE Atlantic, where stocks are generally considered good.  Although caught by trawl nets, the fish is not a bottom-hugger, so these trawls do not damage the sea floor. 

Key Properties
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Mackerel, salt, sugar, rice vinegar

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Buying Guide
Price per kilo £60.00/kg



Serving guide: We suggest 50g per person

296 Kcals/100g (high)

Best before: 12 months from freezing

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High in fatty acids - Polyunsaturated 4.46g/100g

High in Omega-3 5.13mg/100g 


Delivery Info

UK- dpd - Courier

Basket Charges
Over £50 FREE
Under £50 £6.50
Under £20 £8.90


  • Order by 12 noon for next day delivery
  • You choose the date
  • Delivery Monday to Sunday
  • No signature required 


Surcharge Type Charge
Saturday & Sunday +£3.50
1pm Delivery +5.00
Remote Postcodes* +£20.00

*We use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which costs £26.60. 

UK Royal Mail - Only tins & Jars

Service Charges Details
2nd class

from £3.20

2-4 day delivery

1st class

from £3.80

1-2 day delivery


Northern Ireland

We are not currently shipping to Northern Ireland 


We are not currently shipping internationally.

Frozen Stored frozen at -22C
Chilled Stored at 2-5C
Ambient Stored at room temperature


The area where the fish was caught or farmed


Wild or Farmed
 Wild  Fish that are caught from their natural habitat
 Organic  Organically farmed and certified by the soil association
 Farmed  Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm


Raw This product has not been cooked in any way
Cooked This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat
Cured This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved
Reheat This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.


Catch Method
Hand pole & line Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line
Longline Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length
Dived Hand caught using divers
Foraged Caught by foraging along the beach
Pots & Traps Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.
Dredges Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.
Gill netting Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.
Seine net Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.
Trawled Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat
Netted Caught using any of the types of netting
Saba "Mackerel" preparation for "Shime-Saba"
Source: Umami Dream


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