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Our Family's Fried Rice with Mackerel

Our Family's Fried Rice with Mackerel

Our family's favorite fried rice has flaked grilled salted mackerel, leek and ginger.
I season it with fish sauce, red chili powder and flavored soy sauce. We like mackerel.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Mackerel
1 fillet (about 150 g)
☆Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Leek
12-cm-long
Ginger (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon
Komatsuna
1 bunch
Cooked rice (warm)
2 cup (400 g)
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
★Red chili powder (Korean)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
★ Fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon
★Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
★Pepper
to taste
★Salt (for adjusting the seasoning)
1 pinch
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Sprinkle salt over the mackerel fillet and chill in the fridge for several hours. Pat dry with kitchen paper, then grill the mackerel. Or you could use store-bought salted mackerel.
2. Remove the bones from the grilled fillets and shred roughly. Do these preparations beforehand. I usually grill more than usual.
3. Cut the leek lengthways in half and chop finely. Rinse the komatsuna leaves and chop finely.
4. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and add chopped ginger and Step 3.
5. Add Step 2 to the pan, and then Step 3. Stir quickly and add the ★ red chili powder and warm cooked rice.
6. Add ★ fish sauce and fry quickly. Drizzle ★ soy sauce onto the sides of the frying pan and toss quickly. Add the ★ black pepper and toasted sesame seeds. Adjust the seasoning by adding salt if necessary.
7. Transfer Step 6 to a serving dish. I sprinkled with black sesame seeds to finish.
8. This is more a mixed rice than a Chinese-style fried rice. Use more sesame oil if you want to fry the rice to a crisp.

Story Behind this Recipe

Every time I grill salted mackerel my husband asks, "Will you make fried rice with the leftovers tomorrow? I really like it."
Yes, I know you love this fried rice.
This fried rice with mackerel has been a regular lunch of ours for years.
I have settled on this recipe so I decided to upload it.