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4.34 from 6 votes

Saba Misoni

Traditional Japanese fish dish using mackerel flavoured with Miso, soy sauce and ginger. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 250 g Mackerel fillet
  • 1 1/2 tbs miso paste
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs mirin
  • 1/2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 10 g ginger
  • ginger and spring onion to garnish


  • Pour boiling water over the mackerel fillet and slice the ginger very thinly and set both aside.
  • Put all the sauce ingredients into a shallow sauce pan or a frying pan over medium heat and bring to boil.
  • Turn the heat down to low and add the mackerel.
  • Put the lid on and simmer for about 10 minutes to reduce the sauce but be careful not to burn it.
  • While simmering the fish, occasionally spoon the sauce over the fish.
  • Garnish with ginger and spring onion to serve.


Other fish options- sardines, salmon fillets, and horse mackerel are good too.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 555mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.9mg