Spicy Fried Asian Mackerel


  • 1 and 1/2 lbs of mackerel fillets
  • 4 tbs soy sauce
  • 4 tbs sake
  • 4 tbs super fine sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, finely grated
  • cornstarch for dusting
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
This dish is especially good with an icy cold beer.
  • Check the mackerel fillets to make sure all bones are removed.
  • Cut the fillets into bite sized pieces.
  • Mix the soy sauce, sake, ginger, sugar and garlic in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the mackerel and allow to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the fish and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Dust the fillets in cornstarch.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer of deep sauce pan to 350 degrees.
  • Deep fry the fish a few pieces at a time until golden in color.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with lime wedges.

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