Yes, we love fish!
I’m so lucky to be in Nice and be able to have fresh fish every morning from the Mediterranean. I am Japanese and a Sushi Master, and I am quite picky when it comes to fish. You’ve got to know where to find the best fish in Nice and I’ll share my secret with you!
We have quite a large shopping cart which can carry up to 5 kg. There is a big front pocket for fresh products.
If you want to get a good fish, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday are the best days.
So, let’s go to the Fish Market!
We buy our fish at the so-called Liberation Market. There are two shellfish stands and five fish stands.
This is my favorite fish stand, “Philippe et Vero (Véronique)”, next to a shellfish stand. They have the best quality fish in Nice.
Often I fight with other Sushi chefs to get the best fish.
Tell Philippe or Véronique that you are a friend of Akiko.
You’ll get the best products!
Today’s special is “Bonito”, brought by a fisherman this same morning. 1.5 kg of bonito costs only 10 euros.
Look at these fresh eyes!
You’ve got to try the “Sea bream”. They are captured very close to the shore and arrive daily at the market.
Take care! Some of them are not local but come from the Atlantic ocean.
Bonito: Grilled on BBQ with vegetables
Prepare a sweet vinegar sauce:
2 tablespoon of Soy sauce
6 table-spoons of white vinegar (recommend rice vinegar)
2 tablespoons of sugar
some ginger (fresh or powder)
Sea bream: Grill on BBQ with tomatoes, lemon, and olive
Sea Bream: You ask Philippe to clean them. Put some salt and place slices of lemon on top.
Cut the tomatoes into thin slices. Place them on the plate and put some Nice Olive oil on top.
Heat the BBQ grill and let’s grill!
For a 1.5 kg Bonito, plan to cook for about 15 minutes on each side.
Don’t forget to get some white wine (here a simple one from Alsace).