Saba no Nimono

Nimono is food that is boiled and seasoned. Many meals cooked at home in Japan are prepared in this fashion. Saba is the name for mackerel. There are many way to eat mackerel but this is my favorite because my grandmother used to make me when I was child.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 mackerel fillet
  • 3 sliced ginger
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tsp mirin
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 3 tbs sugar
  1. Remove the bones from the fish with tweezers
  2. Cut the fish in three pieces and put slice an X into the skin side of the fish
  3. Mix spices together in small bowl with 1 cup of water and boil
  4. When the mixed spices boil, add fish and ginger, and place a small lid directly on the food (to be boiled in a pot). Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, then an additional 5minutes on low
  5. Serve fish on a dish with sauce

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