Saba Sashimi (appetizers for 1-2)
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
Sprinkle a little of scallions, onion, ginger and mint over the mackerel pieces and serve with Ponzu Sauce (see below).
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.
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.