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Saba Shioyaki: Salt Grilled Mackerel

Saba Shioyaki: Salt Grilled Mackerel

Saba Shioyaki: Salt Grilled Mackerel

Salt Grilled Mackerel or Saba Shioyaki is a popular seafood dishes served as an entrée or part of a bento combination in Japanese restaurants.
By Shannon Lim
Saba Shioyaki: Salt Grilled Mackerel

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Saba Shioyaki: Salt Grilled Mackerel
 
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Salt Grilled Mackerel or Saba Shioyaki is a popular seafood dishes served as an entrée or part of a bento combination in Japanese restaurants.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 fillets of Mackerel (saba)
  • 2 tablespoon Sake
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Lemon/lime wedge
Instructions
  1. Coat the fish in a plate filled with sake. Pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle salt generously on both side of the fish and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes… you should see the fish expel water, which makes the flesh denser. Wipe off any excess moisture on the fish.
  3. Preheat the oven grill or toaster oven to 400F (200C). Place the fish skin side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper (spray or brush oil so it doesn’t stick). Bake for 15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
  4. Flip the fish over so the skin is facing up, place tray to a higher rack, nearer to the heating element and grill for another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Best eaten hot with squeeze of lemon juice.
View Comments (7)
  • More like questions than comments

    How long do you leave the fish to soak in the saki please . Can we use a charcoal grill ? And finally do we cut ( skuff) the skin of the fish to open it up thank you

  • 5 stars
    Amazing amazing! Wasnt sure if I should’ve brushed off the salt off my mackerel but now I’m thinking I should’ve baked all off the salt on it and brushed it off after baking. I legitimately do not know.

  • This sounds bad because it’s so high in sodium!! I used to buy it at the Japanese store fresh in the fish cooler but not anymore because they put salt on it before packaging for sale. One World Market in Novi Mi

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