Fish

  • Fish Mazegohan

    Salmon & Wakame Mazegohan

    My super-easy ‘Salmon Takikomigohan’ is becoming popular. One of my friends has been cooking it repeatedly. However, ‘Salmon Mazegohan’ is a lot tastier and I like it more even though I have to cook Salmon separately. ‘Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan’, which I introduced on the other day, sounds time-consuming because of the word ‘Grilled’. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sashimi ‘Zuké’ Don

    In Australia, less expensive off-cut meat is widely available. In Japan, you can find less expensive off-cut Sashimi. I used to make this ‘Zuké’ Don using those off-cuts. If you can purchase Sashimi quality fresh fish, why don’t you try this deliciously marinated fish on rice. This time, I used Salmon. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Fish Mazegohan

    Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan

    My ‘Salmon Takikomigohan’ is super easy to cook. Compare to that dish, you need a little bit more effort to make this ‘Mazegohan’ because you need to grill OR pan-fry Salmon fillets first, but it is worth it. You don’t like peppery Watercress? Don’t worry because it won’t be peppery as Watercress will be cooked …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Salmon Takikomigohan

    If you love salmon, you would love this rice dish. Using rice cooker, it is absolutely easy to make such an elegant looking and nutritious dish. I used just salmon this time, but sometimes I add Carrot, shredded Kombu (Kelp) and some Asian Mushrooms such as Shimeji or Shiitake, and you can mix in Edamame …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Namban-zuke

    My mother used to make this dish always using fish called ‘Aji’ in Japanese. As ‘Aji’ is difficult to find in Australia, I often use Trevally or Mackerel family fish which have similar flavour and texture. However most fish are suitable for this dish. Sardines and Salmon are very nice, too. This time I used …

  • Baking Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

  • Fish Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Smoked Salmon Rice Soup

    I cook rice very often and left-over rice is in the fridge almost always. Zōsui (Rice Soup) is a great way to use up the left-over cold rice. This is an Italian ‘Risotto’ inspired version. I sometimes add some milk to make the soup creamy and some shaved OR grated Parmesan Cheese for topping. It’s …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Curry Mackerel Don

    Because I usually cook for four people, preparing a meal just for me can be oddly challenging. A ‘Donburi (Rice Bowl)’ dish is always a good option. I stock canned mackerel in my pantry for always as mackerel is my great favourite (and fresh mackerel is rarely available where I live), and the small 120g …

  • Fish Other Soup Vegetables

    Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue & Fish

    It’s getting cold in Melbourne. Warm dishes are more enjoyable. I have posted some Japanese winter dish recipes such as ‘Furofuki Daikon’, simmered Daikon radish with sweet miso sauce. I want to introduce another iconic winter dish. It is ‘Steamed Savoury Turnip Meringue’, which tastes a little bit like Wasabi. This dish can be categorised …

  • Egg Fish

    Salmon Sprinkles

    Not only my children but most Japanese children love savoury sprinkles called ‘Furikake’. It is mainly for rice. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available but I never know what is in them. Home-made savoury sprinkles are easy to make and we can know exactly what is in them. This ‘Salmon Sprinkles’ is what I …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Vegetables

    Spicy Salmon Salad Don

    I often make a large batch of thinly sliced vegetable mix for salad. This is so handy to make a lunch for myself. Sometimes I mix with noodles or mix with fish or meat to make a rice bowl dish like this one. If you wish to make this dish with Smoked Salmon, you need …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Watercress Salmon Salad with Wasabi Dressing

    I love the peppery taste of Watercress. Whenever I find fresh watercress in a shop, it’s hard to resist buying a bunch. This salad is not for children. The Watercress is peppery, and Radish and Red Onion are also peppery, and even Wasabi is added to the dressing. Fresh Wasabi is preferable, but it’s impossible …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Canned Salmon Miso Don

    For cooking one-person meal, the canned fish is very handy to have in the pantry. I try to stock canned salmon, tuna, sardine and mackerel when they are on special. This ‘Canned Salmon Miso Don’ can be cooked, of course, with fresh salmon fillet but fish are all very pricy in Australia. A small canned …

  • Fish Other Seafood

    Squid & Edamame Patties

    In Japan, I used to enjoy many traditional food made from fish such as ‘Chikuwa’, ‘Kamaboko’, ‘Fish Sausages’, etc. One of my favourite is deep-fried fish patties with squid pieces in them. The only way for me to eat them now is making them by myself. One day I reluctantly tried and discovered it is …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Miso Mackerel Don

    There is one dish that I have been very fond of since my childhood. It’s a dish of mackerel simmered in sweet miso sauce. Sadly I can’t cook it here in Melbourne because it is too hard to find fresh mackerel. I have seen Spanish mackerel in a fish shop, but not the mackerel that …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Spicy Asian Slaw with Tuna

    When cabbages are in season, I often make coleslaw with different dressings or Japanese mayonnaise. I tried to create an Asian flavour slaw. When you make this dish, you would think the amount of the cabbages is too much for 4 servings but it will decrease in volume and the flavour will become stronger. I …

  • Clear Soup Fish

    Sardine Balls for Soup

    My son doesn’t like to eat fish that have bones. Even the filleted Sardines still have fine bones and he is reluctant to eat them. When he was very young, he got a fish bone stuck in the throat for three days. When it finally came out, we were all shocked at the size of …

  • Fish

    Spanish Mackerel ‘Saikyo Yaki’

    ‘Saikyo Yaki’ is the dish of grilled miso-marinated fish, tofu or sometimes poultry. ‘Saikyo’ in Japanese means ’West City’ which was Kyoto, the capital city in Japan hundreds of years ago. ‘Saikyo Miso’ is mild and pale coloured miso originated in Kyoto, and it is the main ingredient of this very old marinade. The traditional …

  • Baking Fish

    Garlic & Panko Baked Sardines

    Sardine Fillets are easy to cook. There are many ways to cook Sardines but this is one of the easiest. The herbs that I use are often different because you can use whatever herbs you have and you like to use. I love ‘oven baking’ because I can cook other dishes while baking. A perfectly …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Sardines & Rocket Spaghetti

    Sardines are healthier and more sustainable fish. Sardines are rich in numerous nutrients. They are one of the most concentrated sources of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Sardines are an excellent source of vitamin B12. Why don’t we eat them more? Tinned Sardines are easy to use. This is one of my favourite …

  • Fish

    Teriyaki Sardines

    Sardines are healthier and more sustainable fish and rich in numerous nutrients. Sardine Fillets are easy to cook. Here is another super easy recipe. It is not only super easy but also super quick. Place these Teriyaki Sardines on the freshly cooked rice, it is an instant meal “Teriyaki Sardine Don’. Add chopped Spring Onion, …

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