Plump Sardines Simmered with Ginger

Plump Sardines Simmered with Ginger

These sardines tastes very mild, thanks to the miso. These sardines are plump and soft.

Ingredients: 5-7 sardines

30 g
Dashi stock
500 ml
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Blended miso
1 tablespoon


1. Remove the fish heads and scrape out the entrails. Rinse thoroughly with water. Julienne the ginger. (2/3 of the ginger will be cooked with the sardines. The remaining 1/3 should be reserved as topping once the fish is done.)
2. Combine the dashi stock, soy sauce, sugar, honey, vinegar, mirin, and blended miso in a pot and heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the sardines and 2/3 of the julienned ginger and cook over medium heat.
3. Simmer for 25 minutes over medium heat until the broth is reduced and thickened. Occasionally skim off the scum.
4. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with the remaining julienned ginger and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

Sardines simmered with ginger are tasty, but you can get tired of them after a while; so, I was inspired by a recipe for mackerel miso simmer to polish it up.