Hey guys, Yuto here (@sudachi.recipes)
Today’s recipe is mackerel with miso! Exciting classic dish in Japan!
What is Saba No Misoni?
As I put as the title, it literally means “Simmered Mackerel With Miso”. It is simmered together with:
It’s safe to say that it is the most common mackerel dish in Japan!
Because of the saltiness and thick taste, it pairs very well with cooked white rice! Everyone loves it!
Mackerel can be quite a strong taste, but by cooking it with miso, the flavour becomes very balanced and delicious.
Other popular mackerel dishes in Japan
There are many ways to cook mackerel in Japan such as:
- Deep fried mackerel (鯖の竜田揚げ)
- Pickled deep-fried mackerel (鯖の南蛮漬け)
- Teriyaki mackerel (鯖の照り焼き)
- Grilled mackerel（鯖の塩焼き）
- Soused mackerel (締め鯖)
Believe it or not, mackerel is one of the most popular fish in Japan!
You can use this recipe to make a Japanese set meal called “teishoku” (定食).
Teishoku always consists of:
- Main dish (meat or fish)
- A bowl of white rice
- Miso soup
- Side salad and/or pickles
Teishoku meals are always hearty and filling, there are lots of small components so it feels nutritious and never boring. I always feel happy and satisfied after eating teishoku!