The fashion for raw fish also reaches chicken. Would you dare to try the chicken sashimi? Or what is the same: chicken marked on the grill on the outside and raw on the inside. Yes, you are reading well.
The sashimi Chicken, also known as Sasami is a typical dish of Japanese cuisine in which the chicken meat is eaten practically without any type of cooking, toasted on the outside but totally raw inside. We wonder … Is it a safe dish? Does it carry any risk? Would you try it?
The meat of chicken is one of the most consumed in the world. The reasons are obvious: it is cheap, healthy, very low fat and very versatile meat. It admits a multitude of preparations from the simplest to more elaborate dishes.
In Japan, the sashimi (or, rather, tataki) technique has been applied for years, widely used in fish such as tuna or the Salmon, to the chicken, and that basically consists of taking the raw piece served in thin fillets. The tataki, for its part, consists of serving the food in question marked on the outside and raw inside.
The problem with chicken is that eat this raw meat it can be dangerous to health. Many experts have raised their voices about this practice: there is a risk of contracting a serious food infection.
When you eat a fish like this, you can get a parasite, such as anisakis, a danger that disappears with the previous freezing of the piece. However, with chicken, the risk of acquiring bacteria is very high, especially salmonella, campylobacteria, and E. Coli.
Chicken sashimi is a very popular dish in Japan, the breast is used to prepare it since it is considered to be the least contaminated part of the animal. In some cases, it is boiled for 10 seconds and then it is grilled, in others, it goes directly through the plate and is served as you see in the image. The defenders of this dish assure that if you consume free-range birds that have lived in a safe and clean environment, there is nothing to worry about.
However, health authorities around the world have warned about this practice. In fact, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of the Japanese country issued a warning reminding restaurants that chicken must always be served cooked and must reach an internal temperature of 75 degrees before it reaches a customer’s table.
In the UK, FSA (Food Standards Agency), after the publication of an article in The Mirror on this trendy dish, also issued a warning about the dangers of eating uncooked chicken, regardless of the conditions the animal has lived in.
Data and caveats are fully supported by a study carried out at the University of Manitoba (United States) where it was shown that 25% of chicken carcasses in the United States had salmonella and 60% of them had campylobacteria.
The only way to avoid food poisoning that can lead to annoyance is to cook chicken meat. And now we ask you … Would you try this dish?