Sweet & Salty Yellowtail with Daikon Radish

Sweet & Salty Yellowtail with Daikon Radish

This delicious yellowtail and daikon dish is richly sweet and savory. Perfect with a bowl of rice or alcohol. I included instructions to make it using a pressure cooker and a normal pot!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Yellowtail offcuts
1 pack
Daikon radish (chopped into 3 cm pieces)
12 cm
Shiso leaves (finely shredded)
A) Soy Sauce
4 tablespoons
A) Sake, Water
1/2 cup
A) Mirin, Sugar
3 tablespoons
A) Rice Vinegar
2 teaspoons
A) Ginger (julienne)
1 large piece


1. Lightly sprinkle salt on the yellowtail offcuts and let it sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, boil water in a pot. When it comes to a boil, add the yellowtail.
2. When the yellowtail has cooked and turned white, drain into a colander. (This will remove the fishy smell).
3. Quickly rinse the pot and add the A) ingredients. Bring to a boil. Place the daikon radish and Step 2 in the pot.
4. When using a pressure cooker, after the pin pops up, let the pressure increase for about 15 minutes. When the pin falls drops down, remove the lid and heat on medium-high. Simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring the liquid.
5. When using a regular pot, cover the daikon radish with plastic wrap and microwave for about 5 minutes. Add the A) ingredients and the daikon radish to the pot and when it comes to a boil, add in Step 2.
6. Cover with a lid that can be placed directly on the ingredients and simmer for about 20 minutes on medium heat. Remove the lid and simmer while stirring the liquid for about 5 minutes.
7. Serve on a plate, top with shiso leaves, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this because yellowtail offcuts are cheap but delicious.