Osechi (New Year's Dish) Made Easy! Tazukuri (Candied Dry Sardines)

Osechi (New Year's Dish) Made Easy! Tazukuri (Candied Dry Sardines)

The nuts give this dish a nice accent.
Our family's tazukuri is exquisite!

Ingredients: 4 to 5 servings

Small dried sardines
50 g
Walnuts, whole almonds, or your choice of nuts
30 g
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon


1. Dry roast the nuts. If using whole almonds, cut them in half before dry roasting. Remove from pan.
2. Next, dry roast the dried sardines until brittle. Crumbs will burn, so stir gently while roasting. Remove from pan.
3. Combine all of the seasoning ingredients, then heat on medium until slightly thick.
4. Add the nuts and sardines, and quickly stir to coat.
5. Spread evenly on parchment paper to cool.

Story Behind this Recipe

These are delicious!
My daughters can't put their chopsticks down, since they make a perfect complement to sake, neither can I!
One serving for our new year's osechi is not enough, so I always make these three times!