Japanese Simmered Fish Stew 魚の煮付け (Sakana No Nitsuke)
“Nitsuke” is a popular and delicious way to cook fish in Japan where the fish is stewed in soy sauce, mirin and sake. (It is also our favourite way of cooking fish because there isn't much mise en place and the sauce complements the strong taste of fish!)
Sakana No Nitsuke Recipe (Serves 2 pax, or 1 very hungry person)
100 ml Water
50 ml Sake (If you don't have cooking Sake, drinking Sake is ok too)
1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1.5 Tbsp Mirin
0.5 tsp Sugar (Any type of Sugar is ok)
1 TBSP of grated ginger (OPTIONAL)
1. If fish is frozen, thaw and pat dry.
2. Add water, sake, soy sauce mirin and sugar to pot and bring to a boil. Add the fish and cook on high heat.
3. After 2 minutes, turn the heat to low for the fish to simmer in the broth for an additional 5 minutes. Rock the pan occassionally to baste the fish in the sauce.
4. Serve with rice and some side dishes.