Marinated Mackerel Sushi

  • Yield: 2
  • Servings: 2-4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 50m
  • Ready In: 60m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    38 g
  • Cholesterol

    202 mg
  • Fat

    7.0 g
  • Fiber

    5.8 g
  • Protein

    9.0 g
  • Saturated Fat

    3.6 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    329 mg
  • Sugar

    5.2 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2.2 g
  • Potassium

    133 mg
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Marinated mackerel sushi. Discover the exquisite world of Marinated Mackerel Sushi in this recipe! Join me as I dive into the art of crafting this delectable dish, exploring the key ingredients that guarantee freshness and flavor.

Learn the secrets behind mastering the marination process with expert techniques and valuable tips.

Finally, follow my step-by-step guide to creating perfect Mackerel Sushi Rolls that will leave your taste buds craving for more. You may also like Fried Tebasaki Chicken Wings

The Art of Marinated Mackerel Sushi

Welcome to my post on the art of marinated mackerel sushi! Sushi is a beloved Japanese dish that has gained popularity worldwide. It is known for its delicate flavors and beautiful presentation.

Today, I’ll be focusing on one particular type of sushi – marinated mackerel sushi rolls.

These rolls are bursting with flavor and offer a unique twist to traditional sushi. Join me as I explore the ingredients, master the marination process, and learn how to create perfect mackerel sushi rolls step-by-step. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with freshness and flavor!

Exploring the Ingredients: Freshness and Flavor

Now that I have introduced you to the art of marinated mackerel sushi, let’s dive into the key ingredients that make this dish so special – freshness and flavor. When it comes to sushi, using fresh ingredients is absolutely crucial. The mackerel should be sourced from reputable suppliers who prioritize quality and sustainability.

This ensures that the fish is at its peak freshness, resulting in a more vibrant and delicious sushi roll. Additionally, the marinade plays a vital role in enhancing the flavor of the mackerel.

A combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and other seasonings infuses the fish with a delightful tanginess and umami taste.

By exploring the perfect balance between freshness and flavor, we can truly elevate our marinated mackerel sushi rolls to a whole new level. So, join me as I uncover the secrets behind these essential ingredients and discover how they contribute to the overall culinary experience.

Mastering the Marination Process: Techniques and Tips

Now that we understand the importance of freshness and flavor in marinated mackerel sushi, let’s delve into the art of mastering the marination process. Achieving the perfect balance of flavors requires careful attention to detail and a few key techniques.

Firstly, it’s crucial to allow enough time for the mackerel to marinate. This allows the flavors to penetrate the fish fully, resulting in a more flavorful bite. Generally, marinating the mackerel for at least 30 minutes is recommended, but some recipes may call for longer marination times.

Secondly, consider the thickness of the mackerel fillets. Thicker fillets will require a longer marination time to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.

Additionally, gently massaging the marinade into the fish can help enhance the absorption of flavors. Lastly, don’t forget to refrigerate the marinated mackerel during the marination process.

This helps to preserve freshness and prevents any potential food safety concerns. By following these techniques and tips, you’ll be able to master the marination process and create mackerel sushi rolls bursting with exquisite flavors.

So, let’s move on to the next step and discover how to assemble these delectable sushi rolls!


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Creating Perfect Mackerel Sushi Rolls: Step-by-Step Guide

Now that we have mastered the marination process, it’s time to bring all the flavors together and create perfect mackerel sushi rolls. In this step-by-step guide, I will walk you through the process of assembling these delectable sushi rolls. Let’s get started!

First, lay a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi mat. Make sure the shiny side is facing down. Next, wet your hands with water to prevent the rice from sticking. Take a handful of sushi rice and evenly spread it over the nori, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Gently press the rice down to ensure it sticks to the nori.

Now, it’s time to add the marinated mackerel. Place a strip of mackerel along the bottom edge of the nori, making sure it’s centered. You can also add some thinly sliced cucumber or avocado for added freshness and texture.

Once the fillings are in place, it’s time to roll! Lift the edge of the bamboo mat closest to you and start rolling away from you, using your fingers to hold the fillings in place.

Apply gentle pressure as you roll to create a tight and compact sushi roll. Once the roll is complete, give it a final squeeze to secure everything together. Now, it’s time to slice the sushi roll into bite-sized pieces. Dip a sharp knife in water before each cut to prevent the rice from sticking.

Cut the roll into six to eight pieces, depending on your preference. And there you have it, perfectly rolled mackerel sushi ready to be enjoyed! Serve with soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi for an authentic sushi experience.

With practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful and delicious mackerel sushi rolls that will impress your friends and family. So, go ahead and give it a try! Enjoy!

Marinated Mackerel Sushi


  • 2 mackerel fillets
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) rice vinegar
  • wasabi paste
  • 1/2 quantity freshly cooked sushi rice
  • Japanese soy sauce
  • pickled ginger


Step 1

Lay the mackerel fillets in a shallow dish. Sprinkle with sea salt. Gently rub it into the flesh and skin. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.

Step 2

Rinse salted mackerel under running cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange fish fillets side by side in a shallow dish and pour over rice vinegar. Marinate for 1 hour in a refrigerator.

Step 3

Pat marinated fillets dry with paper towels. Lift the papery outer skin at one end and peel it off, leaving the silvery under the skin intact. Remove any small bones. Trim the top of the flesh, using a sharp knife.

Step 4

Wet a sushi press to stop sushi rice from sticking. Arrange the fillets in the mold, skin-side down, trimming them so that they cover the bottom with no gaps. Dab a little wasabi paste over top, then pack in half of the sushi rice. Press down with the lid.

Step 5

Lift off the sides of the sushi press, holding down the lid with your thumbs as you do so. Turn sushi out onto a chopping board so that the fish is on the top. Cut into 5 equal slices.

Step 6

Repeat, to make 10 pieces in total. Serve marinated mackerel sushi with soy sauce, pickled ginger, and extra wasabi paste.

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