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Saba Shioyaki

It’s Saba Day!

Cauliflower fried rice
Saba Shioyaki
Grilled Eggplant
Ginger lemon tea

Ooh la lal! Another busy day.

So what is Saba Shioyaki?

Saba Shioyaki is grilled mackerel with salt, and it is a very common everyday kind of seafood dish in Japan.  It is a very simple dish, with a flavor that comes only from salt and the fish itself, but you never get tired of it.

It can be eaten as raw if it’s very fresh, and it is sometimes cooked in seasoned broth, but Shioyaki (grilled with salt) is the most basic way of cooking Saba. 

from Japanese Cooking 101

And How about Nutrition?

Saba is high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, EPA and DHA are vital to cell development, and are needed for fetal development and healthy ageing. Basically, if you eat lots of healthy fish like saba, you will live longer and be less likely to get sick.

from favy

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