Would you serve sushi for Christmas dinner?

3 December 2019, 10:46 | Updated: 3 December 2019, 11:52

Serving sushi for Christmas dinner could save a lot of time... and washing up
Serving sushi for Christmas dinner could save a lot of time... and washing up. Picture: Sushi Daily / Getty
Emma Gritt

By Emma Gritt

December is widely regarded as being a month of pure over-indulgence, but does this suggested alternative enough whet your appetite?

Would a platter of raw fish and rice be a good substitute for a full-blown turkey dinner?

Perhaps, if you've got a supermodel physique or want to spend your Christmas calories on mince pies, selection boxes and extra large servings of Baileys, it might seem like quite a good idea - and there are other advantages, too.

Firstly, buying a huge platter of sushi can save on a LOT of washing up, and of course, there's all the time you haven't spent prepping, cooking, serving, and most annoyingly, clearing and washing up.

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The colourful platters are priced from £17
The colourful platters are priced from £17. Picture: Sushi Daily

Sushi Daily’s UK Daniel Coole, boss of supermarket sushi counter brand Sushi Daily, says that they've seen a huge increase in people opting for festive sushi.

He said: “They are ideal canapés and make for a lip-smacking Christmas dinner alternative for those bored with tradition.

We’re seeing a huge increase in people choosing sushi over the festive season and it’s easy to see why – it’s luxurious, high in nutrients and makes a fantastic sharing food.

"Our freshly handmade sushi platters offer all the indulgence we associate with the festive season, without the guilt or heavy stomach."

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If tuna sashimi, crunch salmon rolls, verde maki salmon and yellowtail nigiri aren't on your Christmas menu, they might be the perfect choice for when you're entertaining - especially if you have a last minute get together.

Sushi Daily have nine different sushi platters available at their concessions across the UK, feeding four to six people, and costing from £17 for a 35-piece vegetarian option. Visit sushidaily.com to find your nearest counter.

And sushi isn't the only Japanese dish getting a Christmas makeover. We recently told you all about Christmas Dinner Gyoza!