Monday, August 30, 2010

Sanma No Shioyaki & Edamame Potato Salad

Sanma, in English we call it Pacific Saury. In Chinese, it's 秋刀魚.
This fish shouldn't be cleaned. Guts supposed to be intact.
& grilled as a whole fish, with head too, but it will be bitter.
There's lots of fish oil in the guts,  once washed, the fish will be degraded. 

This is our dinner for today....

Edamame Potato Salad...
My man truly enjoyed served chilled...

Used russet potatoes this time round, really soft!
A refreshing dish to start your meal and gain appetite...

Made these flowers with japanese cucumber to brighten up the dull plate...

I think if my family sees this, they will comment "whoah you are really free!" 

So this is the main character...

My man trying hard to appreciate this fish...
He was literally cursing and swearing while eating it...
complained about fish bone and bitterness...

But I've enjoyed my sanma! 
The gut was indeed bitter, 
but some people love to eat the guts! 

And now...Recipe time!

Edamame Potato Salad (Serves 2)
2 russet potatoes
1 TBSP of Japanese rice vinegar
2 TBSP of Mayonnaise
Thin strips of carrot
Thin strips of japanese cucumber
A pinch of salt

1.  Boil potatoes till soft, drain. 
2. Peel the potatoes' skin & mash it while it's still hot. Add in rice vinegar, mix.
3. After cooling mashed potatoes for awhile, add mayonnaise and mix further.
4. Lastly, lightly stir in carrot and cucumber.
5. Refrigerate until chilled. 

 Sanma No Shioyaki (Serves 2)
2 sanma 
1tsp of salt
Oil for drizzling

1. Wash sanma gently, and wipe dry.
2. Season with salt on both sides of the fish. Leave for 30mins.
3. Preheat oven in grilling mode @ 180 degrees.
4. Drizzle oil into sanma. 
5. Grill sanma for 8 mins and flip the fish, drizzle more oil. Grill further, 
you can turn up the heat up to 200 degrees for the skin to be crispier.
BEWARE: Oil will splatter.

Thanks for reading!
Having headache now...
b4 preparing for dinner, I baked sponge cake too.
Will update soon.  =) 
Have a lovely night...


  1. Looks great!!! Love the presentation!!! Soo talented!!

  2. hey thanks for your support throughout!

  3. The easy way to eat sanma. Press the fish lightly along the whole length. Then hold onto the tail and seperate the flesh by lifting up the flesh. The small bones will still be attached to the big bones and the flesh will be easier to eat.