Mackerel Simmered in Sesame seeds and Miso

Mackerel Simmered in Sesame seeds and Miso

A variation on common mackerel simmered in miso. The broth itself is enough to whet your appetite!

Ingredients: 4 servings

3 tablespoons
★Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
★ Mirin
2 tablespoons
★ Sugar
2 tablespoons
★Ground sesame seeds
3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
2 cloves
1 clove
Sesame oil
1-2 tablespoons


1. Pour hot water onto the mackerel cuts.(Prepare a large amount of boiled water, quickly immerse the mackerel, then soak in iced water.)
2. Take out the mackerel and blot excess water with a paper towel.
3. Slice the ginger into thin strips and mince the garlic.
4. Combine the ★ ingredients.
5. Sauté the garlic in sesame oil and once it becomes aromatic, add the mackerel.
6. Immediately add the ginger and the seasoning from Step 4 and add water enough to cover the mackerel. Mix by agitating the pan.
7. Cook over high heat to boil then reduce to low-medium heat. Place a drop lid on top, then simmer for about 30 minutes.
8. Once the soup has reduced to about 2/3 the amount, the flavour has soaked in.
9. Serve with a large amount of ginger.

Story Behind this Recipe

I added a twist to my usual miso simmered mackerel.