はたはた鰰、初見参! Sandfish

鰰、はたはた、ハタハタ、築地
冬の始まりを告げるお魚

冬の始まりを告げるお魚・ハタハタが築地市場に今季初お目見え。やっぱり、寒くなってきましたね。本日は特大サイズオール子持ちです。やっぱり旬ですね。ピカピカです。ハタハタは漢字で書くと「鰰」。お魚の神様です。秋田県で大量に水揚げされるため、ご家庭でも箱単位で買い、冬の初めに大量に買ったハタハタを、各家庭で塩漬けや味噌漬けにして冬の間のタンパク源として食べられていました。冬の貴重なタンパク源だから「鰰」なんですね。

 

It is the first arrival of the sandfish.

The sandfish that reports the start of winter is the first season arrival to Tsukiji Shijo now. After all, it has become cold. Today’s sizes are larger. And it has a eggs. Now is in season. It shines. It was possible to buy it by the unit of the box even in the home because it was landed in large quantities in Akita Prefecture before. A large amount of sandfishes are bought at the beginning of winter. Then it was possible to eat as a protein source during winter by making it to salting and the miso pickle by individual households. So, the sandfish is called fish's god.