Simmered Flounder

Simmered Flounder

Simmering flounder with water and sake prevents it from falling apart.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Flounder (used frozen one this time)
3 pieces
150 ml
50 ml
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Ginger (sliced)
1 thumb


1. Heat the water and sake in a frying pan. Once it comes to a boil, reduce to medium heat. Defrost the flounder and wipe off any moisture before adding to the frying pan. Simmer for about 3 minutes over low heat, while ladling the sauce over the fish.
2. Add the sugar and ginger. Simmer for another 2 minutes, then add the soy sauce. Continue ladling the sauce over the fish for 2 minutes, then add the mirin. Once the fish has a glossy finish, it's done.
3. Serve up using a spatula.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some inexpensive flounder in the freezer, so I simmered it.
I usually make this without measuring but this time I measured while cooking.