Thursday, November 3, 2016

Saba Sashimi (appetizers for 1-2)

saba sashimi
From my previous post How to Prepare Fresh Caught Mackerel for Sashimi, I mentioned that my parents went out to sea with their friends and fished for mackerel. They saved some for me which I turned into saba sashimi! Actually I am not sure what to call it but saba sashimi sounds good--it's a cross between sashimi and ceviche. Whatever this dish is, it is delicious according to my husband. Here is the recipe. Adjust by adding more or less of the ingredients depending on your taste. I used store bought Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce and added a few extra ingredients to pull everything together. I like how this dish turns out and I would definitely make it again.

Saba Sashimi (appetizers for 1-2) 

Ingredients:

2 prepared mackerel fillets (see How to Prepare Fresh Caught Mackerel for Sashimi post), washed well in cold water, patted dry with paper towels, cut into about 1/4 inch pieces
A little chopped scallions (green parts only)
A little finely diced onion
A little grated fresh ginger
A little lemon zest
About 5 fresh mint leaves, cut into small strips

Method:

Sprinkle a little of scallions, onion, ginger and mint over the mackerel pieces and serve with Ponzu Sauce (see below).

Ponzu Sauce

The sauce consists of a tablepsoon of store-bought Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce (Kikkoman brand), a squirt of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, a little chopped scallions (green parts only), a little finely diced onion, a little grated ginger and a little lemon zest.

*Addendum:
The Ponzu Sauce may be a bit sour which may be too much for some people. For the second batch I made a sauce using half store-bought Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing & Sauce (Kikkoman brand) and soy sauce. For the third batch I made a sauce using store bought Sashimi Soy Sauce (Yamasa brand). My husband and I prefer this last sauce.

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