Marinated Japanese Horse Mackerel (鯵の南蛮漬け)

Do you like fish and marinated vegetable? I recommend this dish. Any fish is OK. Try your own Marinated fish Japanese style!


(3~4 servings)

  • 200 g of mackerel (Fillet into 3 pieces)
  • 2 bell peppers (70 g)
  • 1/2 of onion
  • 1/2 of carrot (70 g) 
  • Starch (Adjust to suit your needs.)
  • Black pepper (For taste)
  • Salt (For taste) 
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of mirin (otherwise 1 tablespoon of cooking sake and 1 teaspoon of sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar


  1. Remove small bones from mackerel fillets. Sprinkle salt then drain the excess water with paper towels. Then cut the fillets into halves. Sprinkle black pepper.

  2. Slice all vegetables in 5 mm thick.

  3. Put soy sauce, vinegar, mirin and sugar in a pan. Add the vegetables and heat the pan until it boils. Once it boils, turn the heat off immediately.

  4. Dust fish with starch and deep fry until it becomes golden brown.

  5. Place the fish and vegetable in a vat and marinate for 30 minutes in a fridge.
  6. Serve and your marinated Japanese horse mackerel is ready! いただきます!

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