Grilled Mackerel, Japanese Style


Serves 2

What you need:

  • 2 pieces Mackerel fillets
  • 4 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Oil (Rice bran)
  • Sesame seeds to garnish

How to put this together:

  • Score fish fillets, skin side, to help the cooking process
  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce + mirin + sugar + grated ginger
  • Using a flat-based pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add sauce mixture. Mix well.
  • Add fish fillets, skin side down. Spoon the sauce from the pan over the fish.
  • Keep cooking until the skin look done, 5-7 mins. Occasionally spoon more sauce over the fish.
  • Flip over the fish and cook the other side. Add some water if the sauce caramelises too fast and the sauce is too thick
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve with steamed rice.