Remove the head, tail, and guts from the pacific saury. Cut into 3 to 4 pieces. Quickly wash in salted water, and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Put the ginger and the seasonings in a pressure cooker, and place the pacific saury. Add enough water until the sauce reaches 1/2 of the pacific saury's height.
Cover with the lid, and bring up to pressure, then turn the heat down to low, and cook for about 20 minutes.
Simmer to thicken the sauce a little before serving.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love user Miichi's "Simmered Pacific Saury with Ginger", and I changed the recipe to make half the amount with 2 pacific saury. My husband doesn't like it if he can't eat down to the bones. User Amanusa told me that she could make this with 4 saury as well. Thank you for trying this recipe!
Adjust the cooking time depending on your pressure cooker. Place the pacific saury in the pressure cooker pot after shaking the pressure cooker around to combine the seasonings (especially sugar) well. The amount of sauce is not a lot, so once the pressure has been released, turn the fish over, or shake the pot around again to let the flavors set in as it cools down!