Simple Sweet-Tart Simmered Mackerel

Simple Sweet-Tart Simmered Mackerel

A speedy dish that's seasoned with just 3 ingredients. It's tart from the ginger and vinegar, and with a fluffy finish.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Slice of mackerel (fresh)
1/2 filet (1/4 filet per person)
Pickled ginger (sweet and sour pickled ginger)
30 g
Juice from pickled ginger
2 teaspoons
100 ml
50 ml
Tamari soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Sake (for seasoning)
1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds, ichimi spice, shiso leaves
as much as you like


1. Make a cross cut on the skin of the mackerel, sprinkle with sake, then leave it for about 5 minutes.
2. In a pot or a frying pan large enough for the mackerel to fit, put all the ingredients except for the mackerel, then turn on the heat.
3. Put in the mackerel once the sauce comes to a boil. Pour the sauce from time to time, and cook over a medium heat while removing the scum for about 8 minutes.
4. After turning the heat off, leave it for about 3 minutes.
5. Transfer the fish without breaking the filet on a plate, garnish with shredded shiso leaves or sesame seeds, then it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to cook this at my old workplace.