fish

  • 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 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’ …

  • 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 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 …

  • 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 …

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    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 …

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    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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    Grilled Salted Salmon

    It was my husband birthday today and he requested Japanese dinner to celebrate his birthday. I decided to cook Salmon. But this ‘Grilled Salted Salmon’ is actually a very straight forward dish. Salt the salmon fillets and grill them. I have a Japanese fish griller that can be used over the gas stove burner and …

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    Baby Sardines Tsukudani

    In the place in Japan where I am from, dried baby sardines are called ‘Chirimenjako’ and those tiny fish are used for many dishes. One of my favourites is ‘Tsukudani’. ‘Tsukudani’ is commonly small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Chirimenjako (Dried …

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    Whiting/Blue Grenadier with Spicy Ponzu Sauce

    This dish is a lot easier to cook than it looks. A great dish even for a busy family’s dinner. Any white-meat fish is suitable for this recipe. You can add Tomato and Tabasco to the sauce for more refreshing flavour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Large Fish Fillets 2 Salt & Pepper Potato Starch Flour …

  • Sushi

    Nigiri-zushi

    If you can buy fresh Sashimi slices, it would be a big fun to make Nigiri-zushi at home. For toppings, Egg Omelette, Eel Kabayaki and Boiled Prawns are quite popular as well as fresh Sashimi. Ingredients Sushi Rice Your Favourite Toppings Topping Suggestions Fresh Sashimi slices Cooked Prawns Eel Kabayaki Omelet sliced Wasabi Ikura (Salmon …

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    Kingfish Teriyaki

    Kingfish is one of the popular fish in Australia. It has a strong rich flavour and suits Teriyaki. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Kingfish Fillets 4 Salt Juice from grated Ginger 1/2 tablespoon Sake 1 tablespoon Soy sauce 1 tablespoon Oil 1/2 tablespoon Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients Mirin 2 tablespoons Sugar 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce 3 tablespoons …

  • Fish Tempura

    Trevally Tempura

    Any fresh fish is good for Tempura. Cut into small pieces, it would be much easier to fry. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Trevally 2 fillets Salt Plain Flour 1/2 cup Potato Starch 1 to 2 tablespoons Cold Water 1/2 cup Aonori *optional Method 1. Cut Trevally into bite size pieces and sprinkle some salt. 2. Combine …