Winter Delight: Simmered Sailfin Sandfish

Winter Delight: Simmered Sailfin Sandfish

Winter is the season for sailfin sandfish. They make a delicious simmered dish. Try this recipe if you can get them!


Sailfin sandfish
For the sauce:
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce, sake, mirin
5 tablespoons each
Enough to soak the fish (roughly 1.5 cups)


1. Rinse the sandfish briefly and drain. The skin might be quite slippery, but don't give up!
2. Add all ingredients for the sauce to a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Add the sandfish and cover with an otoshibuta drop lid or a piece of aluminium foil that sits right on top of the ingredients. Simmer slowly for roughly 20 minutes over medium-low heat.

Story Behind this Recipe

They had sandfish on sale!