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Calories, kcal: 99 Protein, g: 15.2 Fat, g: 0.9 Carbohydrates, g: 6.8
Many people probably think that crab meat or crab sticks are an invention of our time, but this is not entirely true. For example, crab meat contains such a product as surimi, which is Japanese for “chopped and chopped meat”. The first mentions of surimi date back to 1100.
According to the classic recipe, surimi contains white meat of ocean fish, the meat was crushed until a uniform consistency was obtained. The result was a mass with a delicate aroma and fishy taste (calorizator). In Japan, various figures were sculpted from this mass, which were the decoration of the festive table. Sausage and fish balls were also made from surimi.
The composition of surimi is very similar to minced fish, but still they are two different products. Today in Japan, surimi is included in many dishes, but the most popular are crab sticks and crab meat, which include surimi.
Nowadays, surimi is produced from fish such as mackerel, ivashi, pollock, herring. Surimi is also made from shrimp, they are also ground to a uniform consistency, this is considered the most expensive type of surimi. Due to the fact that surimi does not have a pronounced taste and aroma, it can be used to imitate some seafood.
The calorie content of surimi is only 99 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Surimi has a lot of useful properties, it contains vitamins (E, B9, B6, B5, B2, B1, PP, A), minerals (zinc, copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium) …
Surimi in cooking
On store shelves, surimi can be found ready-made, but this product can also be prepared independently (calorizer). In cooking, surimi is used as minced fish, fish cakes, burgers are prepared from it, it can be included in first courses, snacks, it will be an excellent filling for homemade baked goods, fish rolls.