Simmered Mackerel in Miso

Simmered Mackerel in Miso

Simmered mackerel in miso is a popular traditional Japanese side dish.
It's actually easier than it looks. How about serving it for dinner tonight?

Ingredients: 2 servings

Mackerel fillets
2 slices
Japanese leek
about 5-6 cm
☆ Grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon
☆ Water
150 ml
☆ Soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons
☆ Sake
2 tablespoons
☆ Japanese dashi stock powder
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons


1. Chop the leek finely.
2. Make crisscross cuts into the mackerel, skin-side up.
3. Add all the ☆ ingredients in a pot and make them boil.
4. Align mackerel with its skin facing upwards. Cover with a small lid or a piece of kitchen paper directly on top of the simmering food. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
5. Add miso and blend well. It's good to tilt the pot and blend the miso with lots of soup. Put the lid or kitchen paper back on and continue simmering for about 10 minutes over low heat.
6. Take the lid or paper off and cook until your preferred richness of the sauce.
7. Top with the leek and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making this dish for a while now.