Japanese marinade sauce gives a lovely taste and texture to broiled mackerel. Yellow tail, tuna or salmon are also good for this recipe. Easy, exotic!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse fillets, and pat dry with paper towels. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and fresh ginger. Place fillets into the marinade, and let stand for at least 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat your ovens broiler, or an outdoor grill for high heat. Broil the fillets, basting occasionally, until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with a lemon slice or long white radish slice as a garnish.

Note

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

234.2 calories; 23.9 g protein; 9.2 g carbohydrates; 53.4 mg cholesterol; 999.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
This sauce is soooo awesome. I used salmon & broiled in oven - it caramelized the sauce & made the fish so tasty especially over rice and steamed veggies. I used light soy sauce. Also boiled remaining marinade to use as sauce on the side. Easy weeknight recipe but I would definitely serve to friends too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2009
I was hoping for something more crisp out of the broiler but alas the fish came out with a soft texture even with extra cooking time. Salt (a lot) helps but I'll pass this recipe next time and use the fry-pan instead. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
This sauce is soooo awesome. I used salmon & broiled in oven - it caramelized the sauce & made the fish so tasty especially over rice and steamed veggies. I used light soy sauce. Also boiled remaining marinade to use as sauce on the side. Easy weeknight recipe but I would definitely serve to friends too! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
This sauce is soooo awesome. I used salmon & broiled in oven - it caramelized the sauce & made the fish so tasty especially over rice and steamed veggies. I used light soy sauce. Also boiled remaining marinade to use as sauce on the side. Easy weeknight recipe but I would definitely serve to friends too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
This is a really good sauce! I used it to marinate a whole fish that had slits cut on the side. I also added a bit more ginger only because I do like my ginger:) I steamed the fish and with the leftover sauce I added some cornstarch and water to make a thicker sauce to drizzle over after serving. Low fat and good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
We were given some free "just-caught" mackerel by some local fishermen - I had never eaten or cooked mackerel before - and this was a very tasty recipe! I cut slits in the skin of the mackerel as suggested by other reviewers. I didn't have mirin so substituted white wine. I thought the soya sauce would be overpowering but it wasn't at all. It is a good recipe to eat while watching a DVD at home as you really do need to "pick through the bones" slowly with mackerel. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2005
The sauce was good but it was a bit too sweet for our taste since the mirin was already sweet to begin with. The taste also didn't stay with the fish it was rather bland unless you dip it into the sauce... Next time I'd try slicing the side of the fish before marinating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2010
This was sooo good and easy! I omitted the extra sugar and added a tsp of chinese chili paste as well. Grilled it basted it and ate it over steamed rice with Japanese broccoli. My husband wanted more but I ate it all.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
Very good! I find mackerel very fatty and this seemed to cut down on the greasy taste! Easy to prepare too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
This recipe worked great on salmon. I used some of the cooked sauce on white rice and it was delicious. The salmon turned out juicy and well cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2005
Very easy to make and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
This was a great marinade for the mackerel! We absolutely loved it. We cooked the fish on the grill and it had an amazing taste. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2009
I was hoping for something more crisp out of the broiler but alas the fish came out with a soft texture even with extra cooking time. Salt (a lot) helps but I'll pass this recipe next time and use the fry-pan instead. Read More
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