Astonishing Salmon Flakes

Astonishing Salmon Flakes

I always buy jars of salmon flakes for onigiri (rice ball), but when I tried making my own it was amazingly delicious! Cook in the microwave, and take the bones out easily with a whisk.


Lightly Salted Salmon
3 pieces (about 200 g in total)
☆ Sake
2 tablespoons
☆ Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
Chinese soup stock
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon (while tasting)


1. I used cheap lightly salted salmon imported from Chile. It's good as-is but...
2. Sprinkle the salmon with 2 tablespoons of sake and 1 tablespoon of oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 to 5 minutes at 500 W until cooked through.
3. Crush the salmon with a whisk while removing the bones and skin with your hands. Add the soup stock granules, and salt if it's needed.
4. If using a food processsor, put the salmon meat in liquid and all. Add the soup stock granules, taste and add salt if needed. Pulse briefly to make flakes.
5. Take out the small bones, taste and add a little salt if needed. It goes better with plain rice if it's a bit on the salty side. It's amazingly good!

Story Behind this Recipe

I adapted a recipe I saw in a magazine that used a food processor to make salmon flakes, making it easier by using the microwave, plus adding my own flavoring ingredients...and it was amazingly delicious! I'm not buying readymade salmon flakes any more.