This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. 4. My wife loved it. Starting from the top (the dorsal side), cut the flesh along the spinal bone, towards the belly. Mirin is similar to sake, but has more sugar and a lower alcohol content (14% to be precise). This was FANTASTIC and so easy to make! You will find these two colours used in weddings and births. Thank you for your reply Jenn. This is my 7 and 9 year olds’ favorite entree. Turn the fish and place the pan in the oven until the fish is cooked through and flaky, about 8 minutes. This recipe makes me look like a pro in the kitchen. Jennifer Segal, adapted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, light brown sugar (do not substitute dark brown sugar), 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin removed (preferably cut narrow and tall, rather than wide and flat), scallions, halved and sliced into fine strips, I'm Jenn Segal - Classically Trained Chef, Cookbook Author & Busy Mom, Broiled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili Glaze, Thai-Style Ginger & Sweet Red Chili Shrimp. Drizzle over remaining marinade in the ziplock bag over the flesh side. O-M-G this recipe is divine – just perfect. When the oil is hot, scrape the excess marinade off the fish and cook the fish until lightly browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Run your finger over the flesh to feel the pointy end of each bone to locate them. Hi Ana, I am glad you liked it! It comes with a metal tray with slits and a holder to secure the fish which goes over the tray. I use this all the time and yet until today I never actually measured anything out. The preparation time does not include the time to marinate which is 1-2 nights. Place the salmon in the dish and marinate for 5 to 10 minutes, turning once. Please visit the recipe for amazu here. the mix of the red flesh and char (enhanced by the sugar of the mirin) gives a great color and texture contrast. In Japanese culture, red and white are good luck colours. Sure, if you have that same problem, cornstarch would definitely help! Whisk together the sake, mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, and miso paste in a bowl to make the marinade. Jen, I’ve tried many of your recipes and they are all excellent but this one has gotta be my all time fave! Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. I will one day post another marinated fish and this one must marinate 2-3 days! I made this with Salmon and it was delicious. Thank you. The only down side of the marinated fish is the time factor as you have to plan ahead of time to be ready for dinner. All you need is time to marinate it. Place the fish in a sealable food storage bag and pour enough marinade in to cover it by 1/4 inch when it lays flat. Loved it and the sauce! I made this for my son who loves Salmon. It was so easy to make yet tasted delicious. Will definitely make this again. Is there any chance you made a measuring error? Super easy and quick! PS I have just sat down and read your entire blog from start to finish – it’s so enjoyable to read! Just make sure the pan is hot and don’t put it in before it gets there. Also, the salmon cutlets marinate better than salmon fillets. Salmon mirin-zuke (味醂漬け) is delicious even when it’s cold. Will follow next time around: I work on the computer from home so can pick my time and wait !! Maybe some fresh ginger too! Thank you in advance. So I frequently go to the fish shop near my home in search of good fish. Simply marinating salmon with mirin (味醂), soy sauce and sugar will transform the salmon to a different level. Stir to dissolve sugar. Quite a while ago, we stayed in Tokyo at my sister’s place and she served us with mirin-zuke in the morning. He called to tell me it was delicious! Meanwhile, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan and boil over moderately high heat until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. It is the traditional real mirin. I love fish too and ate a lot when I was living in Japan as my father was a fisherman in small town in Wakayama. Or snap a photo and share it on Instagram; be sure to tag me @onceuponachef. Hope that helps and so glad you’re enjoying all the recipes. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. My husband, 9 month old, and 2.5 year old all loved the mirin glazed salmon tonight. Step 6 Marinate the sashimi for 30 minutes, turning it over at the halfway point. Cover the bowl, … I think that I became fonder of fish as I got older. I sometimes dry fish as well. I made this salmon dish twice. Add the steaks and turn several times to coat with the marinade. As the miso and soy sauce already contain a generous amount of salt, you do not need to pre-salt or pepper the fish for this recipe. I’m always looking for new ways to make salmon. Cook the mixture until it's reduced by half. But the flavor was excellent. I usually make fish on Sunday evenings as it is fast. Just make sure that you don’t place the griller with plastic covers on! I will be adding this to the repertoire for sure! I use the oven grill but you can grill the fish on a BBQ or a cooktop. Making the marinade is very simple. Thank you so much for sharing all this recipes with us! Thanks! What would you recommend serving it with? . Place the albacore steaks in a large bowl or baking dish and toss with the marinade. I haven’t cooked Japanese food at home for a long time, and reading your blog makes me want to get back in the kitchen! My kids have come to know that recipes from your web site are always winners!! These bones are where the red circle is on the photo below. Thanks for another great recipe. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This is my husband’s favorite dish. Delicious…I have been following recipes online for years and this is the first comment I have ever left on a recipe…more of a testament to this site than just this recipe alone..anyway had a big filet of salmon but only one pound..followed this recipe exactly even with the pound less of salmon(won’t make that mistake again I wanted more)..everybody loved it…the initial sear is definitely quick so don’t walk away..served this with terriaki sautéed zucchini, balsmati rice and miso soup..I will be saving this one for sure..coincidentally, and the reason I decided to leave a comment is because last night I cooked another one of your recipes..the potato and leek soup which is another one of my favorites..I had no idea it was a recipe from the same person so thank you..I will be looking around your site more than just googling.. So I thought adding a vinegar based garnish would match with this grilled salmon. I never thought I’d hear him say that! Flip and cook the flesh side … Remember to place the fillets on the shelf 2nd closest to the heat. Others contain much less or zero alcohol but you can still use it. Note: Mirin is a sweet Japanese cooking wine found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. My kids love Asian food so I was looking forward to trying out this one! One salmon filet browned up really well in the glaze and the other didn’t, so maybe i’ll use a different pan next time. Even my 5 year old who absolutely never eats fish enjoyed this salmon dish. Perhaps, the body demands it? Directions. And can the hon mirin replace sake on a recipe that needs mirin and sake? When fresh fish is sold at a good price, I buy 2 or 3 times more than I need so that I can preserve the extra fish in marinade or by drying them. Very good, tasty. This recipe is in heavy rotation in our home. Therefore, do not place the fillets too close to direct heat as it will burn before the fillets have cooked through. Miso-marinated black cod is an ultra buttery and flakey dish with sweet hints of miso, mirin, and sake. I measured everything according to the instructions. 1. Bring teriyaki sauce to a boil in skillet over medium heat. Jenn, So delicious! : ). Made this for my husband and it was wonderful, and very easy to make too!! (Used steelhead trout as a substitute for the salmon. But the covers should be able to remove. Also, the recipe states that you have to put the fish on the second shelf closest to the heat, but does this mean that I should use heat only on the top? Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. You could use salmon fillets and slice it into 1.5cm (⅝") thickness, but you might find each fillet a bit small and you may need to serve two fillets per person. Hi Lynda, Unfortunately, baking won’t work for this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Prepare the marinade. I never cooked with Mirin before and am so glad to have finally tried it. If you use a salmon fillet without thinly slicing it, the marinade flavour may not penetrate into the thickest part of the flesh very much. It was so good that I think I’ll be making this at least once a week. I served it with a simple baby bok choy stir-fry and it was a hit…. Cooking method is broiling, not baking so that the surface of the fish gets cooked. When I was still living in Japan, I cooked a salmon steak and it was this cut. I think my initial question did not post. I’d like to make as much as possible in advance. Sure, Kristy, white sugar should work here. Glad you enjoyed! While the fillets are cooking, mix the garnish ingredients together in a bowl and leave until required. We've found the best ways to Salad dressings, marinades, and many Asian sauces call for this essential condiment. Leave it in the fridge at least overnight, and up to 2 nights. I can’t cook with wine or any alcohol…is there anything I could substitute for the mirin and have it turn out just as well? We eat salmon about once a week and this was such a great way to mix it up! As you know, Japanese people eat quite a lot of fish which, according to recent studies, contributes to the secret behind their long life expectancy. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Read More…. I found him the ingredients and your website with the recipe. Place the salmon in a baking dish, pour the marinade over, and turn to coat. Because the fish is marinated with sweet mirin, it gets burnt easily if you cook the fish over a strong heat. This will be in my weekly dinner Thank you for sharing this great recipe. And I served it with broccoli and jasmine rice as suggested. I now remember thinking what on earth is a cutlet when I first saw it in Sydney fish market. Everyone loved it! Made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. Perfect pairing with plain jasmine or basmati rice… only bad thing about it is it makes you want to eat more rice! The grill holder can lock onto the tray so that you can lift the grill holder with or without the tray. Line a sheet pan with foil and oil the foil. Just finished…. I should change it to broil. I am hoping that I can introduce ‘how to dry fish the Japanese way’ some time in future. Any substitute for the sugar? Bring to a boil and cook, stirring continuously,until the sugar dissolves, 1–2 minutes. I'd love to know how it turned out! I have learned more today from four parts of your post than from all the rest I have visited! Instead, I place two layers of foil on the tray, place the holder with fish on it and stick it under the oven grill (broiler). Fast and easy. (Simple enough for amateurs like me too to boot!) Adjust flavor as necessary, adding more sugar or ginger, if desired. Instructions. Yes, of course, it is called “steak”. Hi Jess, sorry you had a problem with the sauce! Especially the fact that for some of the recipes, you have an accompanied meal plan. Hope that helps! Pat the black cod fillets thoroughly dry with paper towels. It might be hard to recognize from the photos but I used salmon cutlet (steak), not salmon fillet, because it will make the fish look closest to what you get in Japan which makes the dish more authentic. I have a little Japanese fish griller (see the photo below) which I always use when grilling small whole fish or fillets. However, if you are serving the fish in fillet form, it is better to remove the bones so that your guest does not have to remove them when eating. I made this for three friends (2 females and 1 male), last night and they all loved it! The marinade contains a lot of sugar so the fillets have a tendency to burn quickly. There are quite a few different kinds of marinades used for fish but typical marinades are based on miso (味噌), saikyo miso (西京味噌, sweet miso originated in Kyoto), sake kasu (酒粕, sake lees), and mirin. It gets my kids to eat fish and I love having extra sauce to pour on top of whatever green vegetable is on the side which provides further motivation for eating the vegetables too! Took longer to cook down the marinade. I make two fillets from the cutlet by removing the bone in the middle (see the photo below). The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, This is a universal marinade used in Japanese cooking. It really came together quickly! I think next time I will use less water. Teriyaki sauce 2tbp Mirin 2tbp Soy sauce 2tbp Sake 1tbp Brown sugar. They bring out serious flavor! Thank you very much, Sarah. Katsu Curry (Japanese Curry with Chicken Cutlet). We liked it but it didn’t get that sear we wanted. This simple garnish is called kohaku-namasu (紅白なます, red and white salad). Tap each fillet against … 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 8 pieces. This looks delicious! Stir to dissolve sugar. she ate her entire portion — sweet but not too sweet, it was the perfect flavor combination. I love a sweet glaze on salmon, and this was delicious and easy. Hi Issac, by “nice side down”, I’m referring to the prettier/presentation side of the salmon. Mix the mirin, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a shallow dish that will hold all 4 salmon fillets. Myrna. Mirin is a sweetened sake or rice wine with a light syrupy texture, used in Japanese cooking. My husband was not excited when I told him Salmon for supper as he does not like salmon. Yes, I too began to eat more fish as the years passed. Hi Nélia, hon mirin is what I use. I served it with basmati rice with green onion and sauteed bok choy. Have also been interested in getting the Japanese grill that you showed. Can you recommend something else to pair with it? Adsense is actually a really great program for those who maintain blogs, as blogs get updated all the time and the Adsense possibilities are almost limitless. This is, in my opinion, one of your best recipes! I find that salmon in Sydney contains a lot of fat compare to  that of Japan. This is a great dish and now is definitely one of my go-to recipes. Since I didn’t have mirin I checked the Internet for a substitute. Could this be broiled and reduce the sauce in a pan instead? Mix the mirin, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a shallow dish that will hold all 4 salmon fillets. Learn how your comment data is processed. Mirinzuke can ben made with other kind of fish, e.g. Another awesome recipe Jen! I can’t wait to cook this again. So making marinated fish at home works well for me and it is so easy. Any other salmon recipe you would recommend? If you replace sake with the same quantity of mirin, you will make the dish too sweet. I’ve not used Mirin much in the past so this was a great recipe to begin with. Hi Donna, Yes, that will work just fine. This is another simple and quick meal to prepare, but I found it a little hard to pull off the skin, and that the salmon meat came apart a little….so next time I will just leave the skin on. I am happy to have another recipe to add my repertoire. That Nigella sure knows her stuff! My husband is not a big salmon lover and he asked if there was enough for seconds! lime juice, mayonnaise, soy sauce, salt, sugar, sake, mirin. Tiny bones are embedded in the upper body of the salmon, and on both sides of the spinal bone. Mirin is a common flavoring component in many Asian dishes, but what if you just can't seem to find it anywhere. Made this last night and it was delicious, as well as quick and easy. 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