Mackerels in Miso Ginger Sauce

We are trying to reduce intake of any kind of meat, but sometimes, probably once in a month, I’m craving for meat including fish. Sometimes I stand in front of the meat/fish section, spend a few minutes wondering which one to buy, and end up leaving there without any of them. This is because I had a debate whether to stop the record of the days without meat and the rational side of me won. But sometimes my desire for meat is too strong, so I bought a canned one and left it in my pantry for several months. And now is the time to eat.

My mind was full of the image of mackerel simmered in miso ginger sauce. For those who never heard of that, this is the popular traditional Japanese dish. Mackerel has a bold fish flavor in savory thick miso sauce with a twist of ginger is absolutely delicious Japanese soul food. Here is how to cook, so let’s bring Japanese traditional flavor to your dining table!   


<Today’s Recipe>

Mackerels in Miso Ginger Sauce

mackerel miso ginger sauce



  • 1 canned mackerel
  • 100ml water
  • 50ml cooking wine
  • 1.5 tablespoon miso
  • A teaspoon shredded ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch with same amount water mixture



  1. Pour water, cooking wine, ginger, sugar, soy sauce in a pan and bring it to boil.
  2. When it is boiled, reduce heat to medium low and add miso.
  3. Add mackerel and simmer them for about 5 ~10 min.
  4. Transfer the mackerel to a plate and serve!


mackerel miso ginger sauce

Eat them with a bowl of rice, or they are great with sake too! I said sake flavor is ruined if you have bold taste food, but miso sauce will not disturb sake’s sophisticated flavor, so try it if you like sake! 


<Other Fish Recipe>

Great for brunch/lunch! Tuna wrap

dill flavored tuna salad wrap

Using canned one so easy and quick! Buttery Salmon Pasta

Buttery Salmon Pasta

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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