No ONE would Know the FISH is a PEAR

Pear Fish

     Today I’m going to teach you how to make fish out of a pear! Did you know that pears are high in fiber, which can keep you fuller longer. This pear is going to have the same texture, taste, and mouth feel of real fish. The only thing it is going to lack is the fish smell! Let me show you how to make this pear fish. If you like this recipe check out this one too! and this one!

Pickled Pears

     I want to pickle these pears to try and firm up the pectins and give it more of a fish consistency. First, we need to peel our pears. Once they are peeled, slice them into planks. I toss them into a saucepan along with two and a half or three cups of water, a quarter cup plus one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of capers and some of their juice, a large pinch of salt, and a small square of seaweed. Time to turn up the heat, bring it to a simmer, then reduce the heat and let it rest for about twenty minutes. 

Pear Prep

     Next I take my pear fish out of the pan and slowly transfer them into a container. I add in some olive oil, then pour the pickling broth overtop. Once that is done, cover it up and let it sit in the fridge overnight! The next morning they look amazing. They have a really nice taste, and the texture is spot on. I remove them from the liquid, cut them into sashimi sized slices, then toss them on a rack to dry for a bit. But I add just a pinch of sea salt, then cover them with a clean towel and put them in the fridge.

Sushi Rice

     While those are drying let’s make some quick sushi rice. I make one cup of sushi rice in a rice cooker. Meanwhile I mix together two tablespoons of rice vinegar, with two teaspoons of sugar and a half teaspoon of salt. I add that to the microwave for a moment to heat up. This is for a simple spicy mayo. In a bottle I add a little of the rice vinegar mixture, some vegan mayo, and a touch of sriracha. Shake that up and boom there is your topping! Once the rice is done, I gently fluff it up, add the rice seasoning mixture, continue fluffing, and allow it to steam off and dry for a bit.

Sushi Prep

     For our sushi, I need a bowl of cold water for my hands, some wasabi for a topping, and a bit of soy sauce. We are going to shape the rice by pressing it with both of your hands and your thumb. Press just enough so that it doesn’t fall apart but you don’t want to press it too firm as well. Then I add a small dollop of wasabi to the rice, place the fish on top. Press that in, brush it with a bit of soy sauce and it is ready to serve!

Time To Eat!

     This looks amazing. I’m going to make a bunch of these, a few variations. I’m actually going to torch a few of them. The plain fish is really good, it’s sweet and refreshing. It has a great fish consistency and taste! With the rice, it is delicious and melts in your mouth! Pear is an amazing substitute for sushi. You should totally try to make this at home and serve it to your friends and family! Watch the full video here!

No One Would Know The Fish Is A Pear

Sushi Recipe, but the fish is made out of a pear!
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Prep Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • pears
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • salt
  • small seaweed square
  • olive oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • vegan mayo
  • sriracha
  • wasabi
  • soy sauce


  • Peel the pears.
  • Slice pears into planks.
  • Add pears to saucepan with water, apple cider vinegar, capers, salt, and seaweed. Turn up the heat, bring it to a simmer, then reduce the heat and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Take pears out and slowly transfer them to a container then add in olive oil and pickling broth. Cover and let sit overnight.
  • Remove pears from liquid, cut into sashimi sized slices and put them on a rack to dry. Sprinkle on sea salt then cover them with a towel and put them in the fridge.
  • Cook the rice.
  • Mix together rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Put this in the microwave for a moment.
  • Add a little of this mixture to a bottle with vegan mayo and sriracha. Shake it up.
  • Fluff up rice and add in rice seasoning. Allow it to steam off for a bit.
  • Shape the rice by pressing it with both hands and thumb. Add wasabi, then the fish, brush with some soy sauce and enjoy!
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