Japanese Broiled Mackerel


A Japanese marinade sauce gives a lovely taste and texture to broiled mackerel in this Japanese mackerel recipe. Yellowtail, tuna, or salmon are also good in this recipe. Easy and delectable! Serve with a lemon slice or long white radish slice as a garnish.

close up view of Japanese Broiled Mackerel fillets on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 mackerel fillets

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger root


  1. Rinse fillets; pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Mix together soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and fresh ginger in a medium bowl. Place fillets into marinade and let stand for at least 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven broiler or an outdoor grill for high heat.

  4. Cook fillets in the preheated broiler, basting occasionally, until fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 8 minutes.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1000mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 499mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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