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Spicy Pan-fried Pacific Saury: I Can't Stop Eating!

Spicy Pan-fried Pacific Saury: I Can't Stop Eating!

I guarantee you won't be able to stop eating this with rice.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Pacific saury (sanma)
2 whole fish
Katakuriko
As needed
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
★ Soy sauce, sugar, sake
2 tablespoons each
★ Mirin
1 tablespoon
★ Vinegar, doubanjiang
1 teaspoon each
Green onion, red chili pepper (both thinly sliced)
To taste

Steps

1. Chop the heads and tails off the fish, take out the guts and wash well in water. Drain and pat dry. Cut each fish into 4 even pieces. Coat thinly with katakuriko. Combine the ★ ingredients.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan, put in the fish pieces, cover with a lid and pan fry on both sides until golden brown. Wipe excess oil in the pan with paper towels.
3. Add the combined ★ ingredients to the frying pan, and coat the fish pieces. Transfer to serving plates, and sprinkle finely sliced green onion and red chili pepper on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with a delicious pacific saury dish besides just salt-grilling.