Saba Misoni (Mackerel Simmered in Miso)

“Saba Misoni” is a classic Japanese food. This recipe is a quick and easy way to cook with a pan. It can be prepared really fast to shorten the simmering time.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 fillet Mackerel with bones
  • Some Cake flour
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/3 tsp Salt


  • 1 tbsp Organic Miso White 
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1.7 fl oz Water
  • 1.7 fl oz Cooking Sake
  • 1.7 fl oz Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking sake)
  • 3 Slices of Ginger


  • Sprinkle salt on both sides of fish and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse the dark flesh of the fish and dab the fillet byusing paper towel.
  • Cut the fillet in half and make a shallow cross incision on the skin side. Sprinkle cake flour.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and place the fillets skin-side down first and fry for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove oil with paper towel from the pan,add 【A】and simmer on medium heat until the sauce thickens. Turn off the heat, add miso and let it dissolve.
  • Serve the fish with the miso sauce. Place some green leaves on the side if you like.


  • Add miso two times separately. The first one is miso mixture for a base flavor, put after mackerel is cooked. The second miso is for gorgeous aroma, added after the fish is simmered.
    We recommend you to use fillets with bones because it has a lot of umami and allows fish not to roll back.

Product used in this recipe


Organic Miso White
17.6 oz (500 g)

Our Organic Miso White is the traditional Shinshu-style miso made from organic rice and soybeans, with bright beige in color, excellent balance of refreshing aroma and umami. Most versatile among Hikari Miso organic miso series to match with any cooking.

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