Salted marinated mackerel Shime Saba

Salted marinated mackerel Shime Saba – Recipe with Photos, Japanese Cuisine
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Cooking Time:
1 hour
Recipe Yield:
1 pcs
Medium recipe

Salted marinated mackerel Shime Saba s Japanese recipe, Shime-saba can be used in sashimi, saba-zushi, and other Japanese dishes.

Recipe Ingredients

Mackerel 1 pcs
Salt 400 g
Rice Vinegar 120 ml

Cooking Recipe

For the Shime Saba recipe, fillet fresh mackerel. Remove all innards and rinse well. Bones do not need to be removed at this stage.

Cover a flat dish with a thick layer of salt, put the mackerel fillet on top and sprinkle with salt. In this form, leave the mackerel for salting for at least 3-4 hours.

After the time has elapsed, rinse the mackerel fillet, dry it with a paper towel, and remove all bones with tweezers.

Pour rice vinegar into a flat dish, put the fillet into it, skin side up, pour over the vinegar and let stand for 10 minutes, if the fillet is thick, then increase the time to 20 minutes.

After pickling pickled mackerel remove, dry and carefully, with your fingers, to preserve the silvery pattern, remove the skin from fish. It is necessary to remove the skin from the head to the tail.