Fish

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish

    Oven-baked Fish Curry Pilaf

    My ‘Basic Oven-Baked Pilaf’ recipe is very versatile. I added Curry Powder to it and used White Fish Fillets for this dish. I often use rice cooker to cook rice dishes, but I know many people don’t have rice cooker. Oven-baking is so easy, and it is very suitable for cooking pilaf. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Japanese Mushroom Sauce & Fish

    This ‘Japanese Mushroom Sauce’ is good with Fish, but also good with Tofu or Chicken. Cook those proteins simply with Salt and Pepper, or you don’t need to cook Tofu. Today I pan-fried the Fish Fillets after coating them with Flour. You can steam, grill or deep-fry. This sauce makes the simple fish into an …

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    Salmon Soboro

    ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat. To make this ‘Salmon Soboro’, use Canned Salmon. Today I used Canned Pink Salmon that I bough when it was on special. Canned Salmon is quite wet even after drained well. When you mix it with seasonings and stir-fry, it might become mushy. Keep stirring over low heat, it will turn …

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    Mackerel Sprinkles

    Savoury rice sprinkles are called ‘Furikake’ in Japanese. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available from stores in Japan and they are very popular. When my children were young, I used to make ‘Salmon Sprinkles’. If you like ‘Salmon Sprinkles’, you might wish to try this one. Grilled Fresh Mackerel would be lovely to use, …

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    Teriyaki Fish Balls

    In Melbourne where I live, Fish Balls are widely available. As Japanese Surimi (fish paste) products such as Chikuwa and Kamaboko are hard to find, I stock Fish Balls for always. It’s so handy to have them because I can make an extra dish instantly. This dish is great to eat with freshly cooked rice. …

  • Fish Prawn & Shrimp

    Fried Fishcakes with Prawn & Edamame

    When I was young and still living in Japan, I was very fond of this deep-fried Fishcake that was called ‘Ebi-yose Fry’, a frozen food product by well-known company ‘Ajinomoto’. The only way to eat it now where I live is making it by myself. If you can make ‘Surimi’ (Fish Paste), it’s easy to …

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    Surimi (Fish Paste)

    ‘Surimi’ means ‘finely ground fish meat (or other seafood)’ in Japanese. Fish Balls, ‘Chikuwa’ (tube-shape Japanese Fishcake) and Crab Sticks, they are made from Surimi. If you have a food processor, Surimi is easy to make. Home-made Surimi is not necessarily cheaper, but you know exactly what is in it. And variations are endless. Makes …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Salmon & Asparagus Butter Soy Sauce Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a dish of Rice that is cooked with ingredients and seasonings. If you have a rice cooker, it is super easy to create ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes. Today I cooked Rice with Salmon and Asparagus. Butter & Soy Sauce flavour is very popular in Japan, and Salmon and Asparagus taste lovely in this flavour. Makes …

  • Beans & Peas Fish Vegetables

    Snow Peas, Edamame & Tuna Salad

    I had never eaten uncooked Snow Peas until I tried it in Australia. I instantly fell in love with the Australian juicy Snow Peas. If the Snow Peas in your country need to be cooked, just blanch them as they should be crunchy in this salad. I definitely won’t cook them. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Fish Clear Soup

    My mother used to cook this Fish Clear Soup for special occasions, when she cooked Sushi or special rice dishes. She used a fish called ‘Hamo’ that is really delicious, but it is not available where I live now. I use firm white fish such as Snapper. Clear soup is usually seasoned with Salt and …

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    Miso Marinated Salmon

    This ‘Miso Marinated Salmon’ is delicious, but it is easy to burn. I recently discovered this baking paper method to cook Fish. My large thick-base frying pan used to be Non-stick but not anymore. Cover it with baking paper, so that it turns perfectly Non-stick. And this way, fish fillets cook nicer than directly on …

  • Fish Nuts

    Scrumptious Dried Sardines & Walnuts

    These dried infant Sardines can be found at Japanese or Asian grocery stores as ‘Niboshi’ or ‘Iriko’. ‘Niboshi’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese home cooking, but it’s so hard to find where I live. Yesterday I found a bag of ‘Niboshi’ at a nearby Korean grocery store! I bought it and cooked this …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Spaghetti Puttanesca with Canned Mackerel

    I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti alla Puttanesca’. This dish is totally inspired by the famous Italian dish. I just added my favourite fish ‘Mackerel’ to it. I use all the common ingredients for the Puttanesca sauce, but they are also optional. If you don’t have Capers, you don’t need to add it. Makes …

  • Fish Potato

    Potato & Canned Salmon Gratin

    On the other day, I overcooked Potato and I couldn’t make what I meant to cook with it. So I just chucked it into a baking dish, added Canned Salmon, squeeze some Japanese Mayonnaise over, cover with some leftover Cheese, then baked it. The result was not bad at all. I am now writing down …

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