It’s nearing summer in Japan and I want to eat something refreshing and sour with white wine, so I’ve made Marinated Fried Fish with Onion, Green Pepper and Paprika. Even though it’s pretty much the same thing as any marinated dish in any national dish; Italian, French or whatever you name it, usage of Japanese specific seasonings can make quite a difference. This is the dish my dad really likes and he used to beg my mom to cook it for him too many times; eventually, she got tired and told him that she would teach him how to cook it. He ended up fiddling around in the kitchen and that was quite a shock to me because he used to be such a chauvinist baby before when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Anyways, I’ve enjoyed my sunny afternoon in the balcony drinking white wine with this.
- 8 oz of Baby Sailfin Sandfish(or Small Horse Mackerel)
- 6 oz of Yellow Paprika
- 6 oz of Red Paprika
- 6 oz of Green Pepper
- 2 Red Peppers
- 5 tbsps of Vinegar
- 2 tsps of Lemon Juice
- 0.5 tsp of Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp of Mirin
- 2 tbsps of Sugar
- 3 Bay Leaves
- Potato Starch
1. Coat the fish with potato starch-The fish I bought were pre-processed but, if not, you should take out the gut. You can just rip it off by hand. For your reference, please watch the amazing YouTube video by Minami-Wakayama-Tsuritaro. You can also rip the head off it grosses you out.
2. Fry the fish.
3. Cut the vegetables as shown in the picture.
4. Dice the red pepper.
5. Lay all the ingredients and bay leaves in the tray.
6. Mix all the seasonings and pour it over, wrap it with plastic Wrap, put it in the fridege at least for half a day.
7. Enjoy your meal