SALMON AND VEGETABLE AGEBITASHI
Agebitashi is a dish whose ingredients, which include vegetables and fish, are deep-fried and then soaked in a marinade of mainly dashi, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.
300 kcal Protein 11.4 g Fat 17.2 g (per person)
- 200 g / 7 oz. fresh salmon
- 360 ml / 1 1/2 C dashi stock
- 120 ml / 1/2 C grain vinegar
- 4 T granulated sugar
- 3 T Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- 1 t salt
- 2 Japanese dried red chili peppers
- 150 g / 5 oz. eggplant
- 150 g / 5 oz. lotus root
- 200 g / 7 oz. kabocha Japanese pumpkin
- 200 g / 7 oz. sweet peppers in a mix of different colors if desired
- Vegetable oil for deep-frying
- Wheat flour
- Sprinkle a little salt on both sides of the salmon and set aside for 1 hour. Pat the salmon with paper towel, then cut it into bite-size pieces and set aside.
- After mixing the marinade ingredients together, pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour the liquid into a marinating tray.
- Follow instructions for cutting up all vegetables, and set each aside separately. Cut eggplant lengthwise, then slit cross-hatched patterns 7 mm / .3 in. wide, 5 mm / 1/4 in. deep on the skin; cut into pieces 2 cm/ 1 in. long.
- Peel the lotus root, and slice in rounds or half circles 1 cm / 1/2 in. thick. Scoop out the kabocha seeds. Cut in half lengthwise and then into smaller 1 cm- / 1/2 in.-thick wedges. Cut the peppers lengthwise, remove seeds and cut into bite-sizes.
- Heat vegetable oil in a fryer to about 160-170 °C / 320-338 °F and deep-fry each group of vegetables separately to desired doneness. Drain excess oil and place all together in the marinade for over 30 minutes.
- Lightly dust the salmon with wheat flour. In the same fryer, heat the vegetable oil to about 160-170 °C / 320-338 °F and deep-fry the salmon until lightly browned. Drain excess oil (photo 1) and then transfer the fried salmon to the marinating tray to soak for over 30 minutes (photo 2).
- Using a perforated spoon, dish out the salmon and vegetables into individual bowls to serve.
Recipe by Kikkoman Corporation
1 C (U.S. cup) = approx. 240 ml; 1 T = 15 ml; 1 t = 5 ml