"Hira-Ten" (Satsuma-age) Kinpira

"Hira-Ten" (Satsuma-age) Kinpira

This is a thrifty sweet and spicy boiled fish paste dish that goes well with rice. Make a lot and freeze in bento cups.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Red chili peppers (sliced into rounds)
to taste
Sesame oil
a small amount
For seasoning:
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon


1. [To prep:] Cut the satsuma-age into short sticks, place in a sieve and pour boiling water over to remove the excess oil.
2. Heat the sesame oil and chili pepper over low heat until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the chili peppers.
3. Once fragrant, add the satsuma-age. Stir-fry until light brown.
4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. It's done when the liquid is cooked out.

Story Behind this Recipe

Satsuma-age was on sale. There's a high chance you'll find it marked down if you shop before noon.
"Hira-ten" is another word for satsuma-age.