Sea Bream Simmered Offcuts

Sea Bream Simmered Offcuts

This is our family's staple dish.

Ingredients: 1 head of a sea bream

Sea bream head
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 cup (200ml)
1 1/2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons


1. Cut the head down the middle vertically, and remove the scales. Bring the water to a boil, immerse the fish in the boiling water, then rinse immediately in cold water.
2. Clean the scales and cut into bite-sized pieces.
3. In a pan, combine 1 cup of water, the mirin, and sake, then bring to a boil. Once it boils, add the fish and sugar.
4. Cover with a drop lid, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
5. Add the soy sauce and simmer until the broth reduces to 1/3 in volume.
6. After reducing the broth to 1/3, remove the lid, tilt the pan to spoon the liquid over the fish, producing a nice color.
7. When it looks good, it's done. Turn off the heat and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

Sea bream fillets are naturally delicious, but the offcuts are also yummy.