Pan-Fried Salted Mackerel with Sesame and Mayonnaise

Pan-Fried Salted Mackerel with Sesame and Mayonnaise

Adding just a tiny twist allows you to transform inexpensive salted mackerel into a satisfying meal. Give it a try!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Salted mackerel
4 fillets (1 mackerel cut into 4 equal sized pieces)
◆Ground white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
◆ Sake
2 tablespoons
◆ Soy sauce
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons
◆ Sugar
2 teaspoons
◆Garlic, grated
1 teaspoon
◆ Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
◆Black pepper
a small amount
Sesame oil
a small amount
Shishito green peppers (to serve on the side)
Salt (to sprinkle on shishito green pepper)
to taste


1. Mix all the ◆ ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Add sesame oil in a heated frying pan and stir fry the shishito green peppers. Remove from the pan onto a plate, and sprinkle lightly with salt.
3. In the same frying-pan, pan fry the mackerel until both sides are crisp and golden brown. Adjust the amount of sesame oil to your liking.
4. Turn down the heat to low, add the sauce mixture from Step 1 and gently toss around to make sure all the mackerel pieces are evenly coated. Transfer to a serving plate along with the shishito green pepper.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to stick to a simple grilling method when it comes to cooking salted mackerel, but after some online research and out-of-the-box thinking, I eventually managed to put together this recipe.