Cut the mackerel into bite sizes. Pour sake over the mackerel to remove the fishy odor.
Mix all ● seasonings into a bowl. Wrap with plastic film and microwave for a minute at 600W.
While Step 2 is still hot, put Step 1 skin side up. Marinate for about 10 minutes.
Heat the ○ ingredients in a frying pan. Sprinkle katakuriko on Step 3. Place in the pan, skin side down and drizzle in the oil. Flip over and cook until both sides are crispy and browned.
Story Behind this Recipe
I don't like deep frying, so I pan fried with sesame oil to prepare my favorite Tatsuta-age.
In Step 1, I cut the mackerel into 6 pieces. The smaller the piece, the less time it takes to cook. By microwaving the sauce, the mackerel absorbs the flavor well. Garlic and ginger are my favorite seasonings, so I added them into the sauce.