Easy and Healthy! Non-Fried Marinated Shishamo Smelt

Easy and Healthy! Non-Fried Marinated Shishamo Smelt

This is different from horse mackerel; no need to de-bone! It uses no oil, so no need to worry about high calories. It's also easy to clean up.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Shishamo smelt
Paprika (to taste)
1/2 tin
☆ Vinegar
120 ml
☆ Soy sauce
40 ml
☆ Mirin
☆ Sugar
1 teaspoon
☆ Red chili peppers
1 or 2


1. Slice the onion along its fiber. Cut the carrots into 5 cm strips. If you add paprika, cut them half, and slice them.
2. Put all the ☆ ingredients into a pot. Once it starts to boil, remove the veggies and move them to a container. Cut the red chili pepper in half and remove the seeds so it's not too spicy.
3. Grill the smelts until they have browned, and put them to the vinegar sauce while they are really hot.
4. When the smelts get cooled a bit, transfer to the fridge to let them cool for about 2 hours. If you want to eat them as a hot meal, marinate them with the vegetables for about 30 minutes, then it should taste good.

Story Behind this Recipe

My dad made this dish when I was a kid; it was our favorite dish!
Eat it starting from the head!