Japanese Salmon Recipes – A Simple Way to Cook Your Favorite Fish Dishes

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Japanese salmon recipes are a very popular dish. It is often served as a starter dish during casual meals or is enjoyed by its own. In this article, I will share my thoughts on the basics of Japanese salmon preparation. Hopefully this will be useful to you if you are thinking of trying out this great dish at home.

Firstly, you need to prepare your ingredients. Start by preparing one tablespoon of soy sauce, one tablespoon of white vinegar, half a teaspoon of dried red onion, quarter cup of soya sauce and a quarter cup of cooked salmon. All these ingredients can be bought from a supermarket. Make sure that you soak all these ingredients for about five minutes before preparing them. This will make them ready for your Japanese miso salmon recipe.

The Adding Process

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You will now add the aforementioned ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix them together with a rubber knife. After the ingredients have been mixed, pour in about one tablespoon of mirin (sweetened rice wine) and mix this into the mix. Mix well so that it completely covers the salmon. Cover the mixture and let it rest for about five minutes. It’s important that the mix is fully covered because the Japanese salmon tastes best when they are fully cooked. Allow the mixture to cool down.

The next thing you will do is to cut the remaining salmon into four sections. Gather all the sections and cut them into four even strips. Now, arrange these strips side by side and drizzle a little miso or white sauce over each strip. Place the salmon into your prepared oven at the desired level. Cook for two minutes.

Further Steps

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Now, remove the fish from the oven and allow it to cool down. At this point you should have about two or three servings of fresh fish. If you feel like it’s necessary, you can add a little soy sauce or sugar to give it a sweet flavor. Make sure to serve this dish as soon as possible because Japanese tend to be very sensitive about food a few hours before they are supposed to eat it.

Serve the salmon with the sauce and garnishments on top. If you wish you can also garnish your dinner plate with finely chopped seaweed. Japanese cooking always calls for a little bit of soy sauce or white vinegar. I like to put this on top of my plate as it goes well with the light flavor of the salmon.

Additional Recipe

Another common Japanese salmon recipe uses bonito flakes to cook the fish. Although this is not a traditional method used in Japanese cooking, I am sure that it has its share of fans as well. Basically, the bonito is what gives the fish its distinctive flavored taste. This flavorful bonito is usually incorporated into a variety of other ingredients to help enhance the flavor of the salmon. If you use the standard bonito flakes, you may end up with a salty fish salad that may not be to your preference.

Other than these two common variations of the traditional Japanese salmon, you can also try making some of your own. Although it doesn’t really take an expert to make these salmon recipes, it does require a little know how. In fact, it’s not difficult and you should have no problem coming up with your own twist on any of the classic Japanese recipes. Just make sure that you find out exactly how to do something so that you don’t end up with the wrong thing.

Main Ingredients For Above Recipe

The traditional ingredients that go into making salmon include soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, wasabi, ginger, and various kinds of seasonings. You can choose to use whatever you like as seasonings. Personally I tend to stick to the traditional ingredients. For example, sesame oil and mining are excellent choices for flavoring. They add a nice subtle touch to the Japanese salmon recipes without being overpowering.

When it comes to serving the salmon, the most traditional way to serve it is with a Japanese seaweed salad. Japanese cooks love to use this type of salad for their fish dishes because of its unique flavor. To make this salad, you will need to gather some white fish, shoyu, ginger, and lemon. All of these ingredients will need to be cooked briefly. Once they’re prepared, simply combine them together with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until they become smooth.


Another great thing about Japanese salmon recipe is that you can use it in a wide variety of cooking methods. If you prefer to grill your fish then this is the recipe for you. On the other hand if you prefer to fry your fish or broil your fish then this recipe will work perfectly for you. So no matter what way you prefer to prepare your meal, I am confident that you will find something to love about Japanese salmon.

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