Fish

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Marinated Tuna Sashimi Rice Bowl

    Sometimes, I crave this ‘Donburi’ (Rice Bowl) dish that is called ‘Zuke Don’ in Japanese. It’s Marinated Sashimi Rice Bowl and commonly Tuna Sashimi is used, but I sometimes use Salmon Sashimi. Sashimi grade fish are not commonly available where I live. Only Salmon and/or Tuna Sashimi are sometimes available from a fish shop. If …

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    ‘Tazukuri’ Ikan Bilis Version

    ‘Tazukuri’ is a Japanese dish of dried young whole sardines cooked in Sugar and Soy Sauce. It is a traditional dish prepared for New Year’s celebration. Young sardines called ‘Gomame’ in Japanese are traditionally used but the ones called ‘Niboshi’ (OR ‘Iriko’) are also used, but those dried whole sardines are too hard to find …

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    Mackerel Simmered In Sweet Miso Sauce

    Mackerel is my absolute favourite fish and love it cooked in any ways. The best method of cooking is grill after season with salt. ‘Tatsuta-age’ is also a very nice. And the Number 3 is this ‘Miso-ni’, simmer in sweet miso sauce. You got to serve this dish with freshly cooked rice. Makes 4 Servings …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) & Tuna Mayo Salad

    Canned Tuna & Japanese Mayonnaise Salad can be made with a various vegetables, but this is my favourite. Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) has such a strong unique flavour and fragrance. It is so good with Tuna & Mayonnaise. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 100g Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) Leaves1/4 Red Onion *finely sliced1 Canned Tuna in Brine *185g1/4 …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Wakame & Salmon Takikomigohan

    This is another ‘Takikomigohan’ dish that can be cooked using a canned fish. This time I used a Canned Red Salmon. I wanted to add some Hijiki, but Hijiki is quite hard to find where I live. So, I added Dried Chopped Wakame as they are, without rehydrating it. Wow… I was amazed at how …

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    Enoki & Mackerel Takikomigohan

    ‘Mackerel’ is my favourite fish, but it is hard to find fresh Mackerel in Australia. That’s why I always stock Canned Mackerel in the pantry and I use it for this dish. If you are lucky to have fresh Mackerel fillets, season with some salt and grill or pan-fry them first. That would make a …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Black Fungus & Tuna ‘Tsukudani’

    Black Fungus, sometimes known as Cloud Ear Fungus OR Jelly Mushroom, is an edible fungus. It is called ‘Kikurage’ in Japanese. Black Fungus is a popular ingredient for Asian cooking. Almost tasteless but it has a very pleasant crunchy texture. It is a great source of dietary fibre and a variety of minerals. I want …

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    Grilled Salmon & Mixed Grains With Edamame

    My ‘Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan‘, one of my popular ‘Mazegohan’ dishes, can be made with Shiso leaves instead of Watercress. It is so aromatic and delicious. This is a crunchy and chewy Mixed Grains version of the dish. I added Edamame for extra crunchiness. Enjoy it with a refreshing salad of your choice. Makes …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta Udon

    Tuna Udon

    This is a very simple dish, that can be prepared quickly and cheaply. If you can’t find Udon noodles, why don’t you use Spaghetti? Most stir-fried Udon dishes can be made with Spaghetti. I usually use a small (95g) canned tuna, but you may wish to add more tuna, and extra vegetables. The sauce is …

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    Marinated Salmon Sashimi

    ‘Sashimi’, sliced raw Fish, are still hard to find where I live, but I have a good access to Salmon that is fresh enough to eat raw. You don’t like raw salmon? How about to cure the raw salmon in lemon juice based marinade? This refreshing dish is perfect for lunch or dinner on a …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sardines & Egg Rice Bowl

    Sardines are more sustainable fish. They are rich in numerous nutrients. Why don’t we eat them more? Canned Sardines are easy to use. They smell fishy? OK, add Sake (Rice Wine) and fresh Ginger to reduce the smell. This is a very satisfying dish but cost you very little. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 Canned …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Kombu & Tuna Wasabi Mayo Salad

    I want to encourage people who are not familiar with sea vegetables to try them. Some types of sea vegetables, that I am trying not to call ‘seaweeds’, have slimy texture and fishy smell. I understand it might be challenging for some people to eat them. I think ‘Kombu’ (kelp) is easier to try. Dried …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Canned Sardines Rice Bowl

    When I was young and single, I made this rice bowl dish very often. Because it was easy, quick, cheap, yummy and nutritious. You don’t need to cook Sardines because you use Canned Sardines. Why don’t you try this rice bowl once?  I am quite certain you will enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Curry Fish

    Thai Red Fish Curry

    Asian food is very popular in Australia. The most popular cuisine is probably Thai food. My family loves Thai curries, however I often find them too sweet. I cook this Red Fish Curry without Sugar. If you want it sweet, just add 1-2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar. You can use any type of fish of …

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    ‘Fitzroy’ Fish

    ‘Fitzroy’ is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne. It was 25 years ago, I went to a Spanish restaurant in Fitzroy with my colleagues, high school teachers. I had a fish dish and I loved it so much. I tried to figure out how it was cooked and scribbled a note on a piece of paper. …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Snapper Takikomigohan

    Red Seabream Snapper is a fish that is called ‘Madai’ in Japan, and it is known as an auspicious food. The fish is often served for New Year’s celebration and special occasions to celebrate the events. This ‘Snapper Takikomigohan’ is also a quite special rice dish, but you don’t need to wait for a special …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Soy)

    Since I discovered the easiest & the quickest way to cook Eggplant, I am using Microwave for cooking more often. This is an almost identical recipe to ‘Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)’ but in a different flavour. And again, what you have to do is microwaving everything together. Nothing can be easier than this! …

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    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150g …

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    Trevally Tatsuta-agé

    Trevally was on special at a local fish shop today. I bought just 1 fillet that weighed more than 500g! It must have been a giant trevally fish. Trevally’s flavour and texture are similar to the fish called ‘Aji’ in Japan and I quite like this type of fish. ‘Tatusta-agé’ is a very popular method …

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