Monday, September 19, 2011
Saba Shio (Grilled Salted Mackerel)
Saba Shio, or salted mackerel, is a simple but tasty dish often found on the menus of Japanese restaurants. I discovered that I could make this at home at a fraction of the price of ordering one at the restaurant. You can find frozen salted mackerel in most Asian grocery stores, nicely sealed and vacuum-packed.
Before preparing the fish, let it thaw in the fridge for a few hours. Then lightly dust it with cornflour and place it on a hot grill with a little oil. Cook both sides until golden brown and crisp, using a large fish turner or spatula to flip it over carefully. Then, just transfer it onto a plate and serve with some lemon wedges and grated daikon with a little soy sauce. It's quick, easy and convenient, and the kids love it too! Yum!