How to cook Japanese Salted Grilled Fish
- 1 pound small whole snapper, cleaned, sealed with eyes removed
- 1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices
- 2 inches very fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon mirin*
- 2 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 large carrot
- 1/4 daikon radish
- 2 inches ginger, very finely sliced
- Rinse the fish under cold water and then pat dry with paper towels. Place the lemon slices inside the fish cavities. Finely grate the ginger over a plate using the smallest side of a metal grater or, alternatively, use a Japanese wooden or ceramic ginger grater. Use your hands to squeeze out as much juice as possible from the pulp. Reserve the juice and discard the dry pulp.
- Combine the ginger juice, mirin and soy sauce in a small bowl. Lightly brush some of the mixture over fish and sprinkle the sides of each fish with about 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle a thicker coating of salt onto the fins and tail (this will help to prevent them burning).
- Line the broiler tray with aluminum foil and position it to the level furthest away from heat cooking the fish too close to the heat will cause them to cook too quickle and they may burn. Cook the fish until golden brown on both sides, taking care that they do not burn (this will take about 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness and variety of the fish-the fish is cooked when the flesh flakes easily when tested with a fork).
- Finely grate carrot and daikon in longish strips using the thick side of a cheese grater; arrange the strips on a serving platter with the sliced ginger. Place the fish on the platter; garnish with some of the ginger slices; serve immediately with steamed rice, if desired. Decorate eye socket with a fresh herb sprig, if you wish.
The Japanese Salted Grilled Fish recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
*Mirin is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, with 40%–50% sugar. It is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content - 14% instead of 20%.
This recipe for Japanese Salted Grilled Fish serves/makes: 4
The Japanese Salted Grilled Fish recipe is adopted from The Japanese Cooking for the American Table.
Main Ingredient: Snapper
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled