Saba Nitsuke (Japanese Fish in Sake-Soy Sauce)
1/2 lb fresh mackerel
1 c sake
1/2 c mirin
(sweet cooking wine)
1/2 c dark soy sauce
3 Tbsp finely slivered ginger
1 Tbsp sugar
In a saucepan with a wide heavy base, pour sake, bring just to a boil.
Arrange fish in pan, skin side up. Return to boil.
Add mirin, heat briefly. Add soy sauce. Arrange slivered ginger over the fish, bring to a boil again.
Sprinkle sugar evenly over top.
Weight fish down, so it stays below cooking liquid. Use a pot lid or something. Simmer gently for 11 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve at once with rice.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant
Contributed on: and modified on Tuesday February 21st, 2006