Tazukuri (Dried Simmered Sardines) for Osechi

Tazukuri (Dried Simmered Sardines) for Osechi

They're also great for snacking any time of the year!

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Dried young sardines (or anchovies)
50 g
Roasted sesame seeds
as needed
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 and 1/2 tablespoon


1. Dry roast the dried young sardines over low heat for about 10 minutes (until they are crisp).
2. Transfer to a colander to strain to remove the broken bits.
3. Boil the seasoning ingredients; at first, tiny bubbles will form.
4. Boil until large bubbles start to appear.
5. Turn off the heat, add the dried young sardines, then coat in the sauce.
6. Transfer to a tray lined with parchment paper, sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the recipe I settled on after experimenting with the proportion of ingredients.