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Simmered Alfonsino (Kinmedai)

Simmered Alfonsino (Kinmedai)

This is done in 10 minutes. There's plenty of sauce left over, enough to pour over your rice.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Kinmedai (Alfonsino)
2 pieces
Ginger
1 piece
Green onions or scallions
1 bunch
Sake
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Mirin
3 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Slice the green onions into 7 cm. Thinly slice the ginger.
2. Put all the ingredients plus 9 tablespoons of water and ginger in a pan and heat.
3. When it comes to a boil, add the fish, skin side down.
4. Cover with a piece of aluminium foil or paper towel as a drop lid (otoshibuta) and simmer over medium heat for 6 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 3 minutes while basting the fish with the sauce using a spoon.
5. Take the fish out, add green onions and simmer briefly. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve.
6. This is a version with with flounder and burdock roots. ■ Simmer the burdock roots with the flounder.

Story Behind this Recipe

I aimed for a flavor that I like. It's a bit rich and a bit sweet.