How to cook Japanese Spicy Glazed Sardines
- 1 (3 ounce) package dried tiny sardines
- 4 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Japanese soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons mirin*
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- In a wok or deep saucepan, heat oil to 350°F (180°C).
- Place sardines in a large wire skimmer. Lower into hot oil. Fry 30 seconds.
- Drain on paper towels. In a small saucepan, bring soy sauce, water, mirin and sugar to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 minutes or until thick and syrupy; cool 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add sardines; mix well.
- Stir in sesame seeds.
The Japanese Spicy Glazed Sardines recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Japanese name for this recipe is Tazukuri
*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 Spicy Glazed Sardines serves/makes: 4
The Japanese Spicy Glazed Sardines (Tazukuri) recipe is adopted from The Japanese Cooking for the American Table.
Main Ingredient: Sardines
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled