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.


1 Serving


Fresh Fish Fillet 100g *make sure it is fresh enough to be eaten uncooked
*You can slice it by yourself OR purchase Sashimi slices.
*Recommended fish are Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail, Kingfish, Snapper, Whiting, etc.
Freshly Cooked Rice 1 serving
Toasted Nori 1/2 sheet *tear into small pieces
Yakumi (condiments) of your choice
*Shiso, Wasabi, Spring Onion, Toasted Sesame Seeds, etc.

‘Zuké-dare’ (Marinade)

Mirin 1 teaspoon
Soy Sauce 2 to 3 teaspoons
Wasabi 1/2 teaspoon
Grated Ginger 1 teaspoon

  1. Make the ‘Zuké-dare’ (Marinade) first. Place Mirin, Soy Sauce, Wasabi and Grated Ginger in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Slice Fish Fillet into small pieces and add to the marinade. Rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  3. Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked rice, cover with the Toasted Nori and place marinated fish pieces on top. Place some finely sliced Shiso or chopped Spring Onion, and/or other condiments of your choice and enjoy.