saba sushi

Miso Glazed Grilled Mackerel (Saba)

Fresh sushi-grade Mackerel, also called Saba in Japanese restaurants are served with a pinch of ginger and green onions. It’s prepared and cured in salt for a few hours and then washed with rice vinegar right after it caught. If you ever tried it, it has a tender texture and a salty after-taste. Mackerels are also rich in fish oil.

You can find Mackerel fillets in many supermarkets. These aren’t meant to be eaten raw but you can lightly grill it. Miso paste goes well with it since it’s not strong enough to take away the flavor of the Mackerel.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Mackerel fillet

1 1/2 tbsp miso paste

1/5 cup water

2 tsp lemon juice

green onions

salt

pepper

DIRECTIONS:

1. Prepare the Mackerel fillet by rinsing lightly with cold water then pat dry. If there are still bones in the fillet, pull out the bones.

2. After rinsing, sprinkle (around 4 tbsp) salt onto the fillet- top and bottom. This is more or less like the curing process. Then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. You can also leave it in the fridge for a few hours, but you might want to use 1 or 2 more tbsp of salt.

3. Before cooking, mix together the Miso paste with water. Again,lightly rinse the fillet then spread the mixture onto the fillet evenly.

4. Lightly oil a shallow grilling pan and heat the pan. When the pan is ready, place the fillet inside and let it grill. Brush on lemon juice and sprinkle some pepper onto it at the same time.

5. Grill each side for about 2 minutes.

6. Prepare some green onion slices. Then place a few slices on top of the grilled fillet. Then serve!

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鯖寿司(買ってきたもの)、大根の煮物、冷奴、インゲンとラディッシュと大根葉の胡麻油醤油和え、獺祭(日本酒)。それにちょっと変わったものを添えてみるシリーズの第三弾で、またも殿下のレアめなCD-Single!

というか、当然、ランチョンマットは紫色!!

Saba-Zushi(Sushi) Dinner feat. CD-Single “Little Red Corvette (Dance Mix)” Prince & Purple Luncheon Mat!!!

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”花折”の鯖寿司、ふろふき大根のあおとうがらし味噌のせ、大根の皮の漬けもの、昆布の佃煮、納豆、ずいきの漬けもの(買ったもの)、日本酒(男女川)。四枚目は翌日の朝食。大根ののこりを味噌汁風にアレンジしたもの(上の緑のはパセリの微塵切り)と大根の皮の漬けものの残り。

Picture 1-3: Saba-Zushi(Sushi) of “Hanaore” & Daikon Stew Dinner - November 2015

Picture 4: Miso Soup Using Leftover Daikon Stew Breakfast - November 2015

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”いづう”の鯖寿司(まわりの昆布は食べる前に外し、日本酒とともに頂きました)、”いづ萬”の揚げもの、山芋とサラダほうれん草とミニトマトのサラダ、ミョウガと素干し桜エビの梅肉和え、納豆、きのこのさっと煮。

またも鯖寿司ですネ……♪♪

“Izuu” Saba-Zushi(Sushi) Dinner 2014

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”いづう”の鯖寿司・アヴォカド添え、ポン酢豆腐、蒸しアスパラと生カラーピーマンの中華味噌ディップ、菜の花の辛子醤油和え、日本酒(獺祭)、それにカメさんの背中に刺さった季節外れのサンタさんお二人♪♪

Saba-Zushi(Sushi) of “Izuu”, Tofu, Avocoado, Nanohana(A Kind of Broccoli), Asparagus, Paprika, Japanese Sake(Dassai) feat. “Out Of Season” Santa Clauses on top of the Turtle!!

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“鬼鯖"の鯖寿司、素干し桜エビとキュウリの梅肉和え、マスカットとコリンキーとミニトマトのマスタード・マヨネーズ・ドレッシング、茹でアスパラガスのもろみがけ、ムラサキキャベツのピクルス。それに久しぶりのでか口カエルさんの買収劇。今回は太っ腹に10ドル札!

Saba-Zushi Dinner feat. Hungry Frog Trying To Bribe Me By 10 Dollar-Bill To Get Delicious Saba-Zushi!!

*Saba-Zushi - Take-Out