Fish Japanese-Style

See also Thai Fish Cakes

Ingredients For The Dish:

Sesame Seeds

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons [30 to 45 mL] sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] vegetable oil


  • 1/4 cup [60 mL] sake, water or light white wine
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] freshly grated ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] salt
  • 2 pounds [1 kg] fish [any]
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] green onion, minced


  • 3 teaspoons [15 mL] vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup [60 mL] soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly roasted sesame seeds

Sesame Seeds

Transfer sesame seeds into a small bowl; pour in vegetable oil.

Brown in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on ‘MAXIMUM’, stirring 3 times.

Set aside.


Pour sake, water or light wine in a large enough dish, pour sake; mix in grated gingerroot and salt.

See also Fish Japanese-Style

Cover and microwave for 5 minutes on ‘MEDIUM’. to enhance the delicate flavor of gingerroot.

Add fish to hot liquid; sprinkle fish fish 3 or 4 times with hot liquid.

Cover dish; microwave for 5 to 7 minutes, according to the fish, on ‘MEDIUM-MAXIMUM’.

Check for doneness with a fork: if fish flesh is easily broken-up, it is ready.

Leave to rest, covered, while making sauce.

Pour sauce over cooked fish.

Serve, sprinkled with minced green onion.


In a bowl, mix together vegetable oil, soy sauce, freshly ground pepper and reserved roasted sesame seeds.

Microwave for 40 seconds on ‘MAXIMUM’.

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